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Fisher gets 1st title with Czech win

Aug. 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM   |   Comments

CELADNA, Czech Republic, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Oliver Fisher won his first European Tour event after five years on the circuit Sunday, claiming the Czech Open with a 3-under 69.

The 22-year-old Briton posted a two-stroke victory at 13-under 275, holing birdies at 16 and 17 to nail down his elusive first win.

The victory brought redemption to a tough year for Fisher -- he made only one cut in his first 19 starts before this weekend's event at Prosper Golf Resort.

Mikael Lundberg claimed second with a 3-under 69, finishing at 11-under 277, while Fabrizio Zanotti came in third at minus-9 thanks to a round of 6-under 66.

Gary Boyd, who fell in a playoff in the Czech Republic last year, stayed in the picture until logging four bogeys in a six-hole span that dropped him to an even-par 72.

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