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Morrison's birdie wins Madeira Open

April 11, 2010 at 4:47 PM
MADEIRA, Portugal, April 11 (UPI) -- James Morrison's birdie on the final hole Sunday lifted the Briton to his first European Tour title at the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal.

Morrison's final shot enabled him to finish with a two-under 70, ending the tourney at 20-under-par 268 -- good enough for a single-stroke win over Oliver Fisher.

Morrison on Friday matched the Porto Santo Golfe Club 36-hole course record, then broke its 54-hole standard and Sunday established a new tournament record by two strokes. He bested the 270 mark set by Des Smyth in 2001.

Fisher's performance included ending the tourney with back-to-back seven-under 65s to finish at minus-19.

George Murray, meanwhile, concluded six back at 14-under-par 274 and Charles-Edouard Russo closed out in fourth, shooting a 67 to end at minus-13.

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