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Olesen earns first Euro Tour win in Sicily

April 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM   |   Comments

SCIACCA, Italy, April 1 (UPI) -- Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark claimed the first European Tour victory of his career Sunday, firing a 3-under 69 to wrap up the Sicilian Open.

The 22-year-old, who posted three second-place finishes last season as a rookie, ended the tournament 15-under 273 -- good for a one-shot victory over Britain's Chris Wood at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort.

Trailing Wood by a stroke at the par-five 14th hole, Olesen used a spectacular flop shot en route to a birdie, getting back to minus-15, while Wood carded a bogey on the hole.

The Dane then held on down the stretch to post the victory.

Sharing third at 12-under 276 were fellow Denmark native Soren Kjeldsen (68) and Nicolas Colsaerts (69).

Jose Manuel Lara registered a 4-under 68, earning the fifth spot at minus-11.

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