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Gregory Bourdy birdies final three holes to take Wales Open

Sept. 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM

NEWPORT, Wales, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Gregory Bourdy got hot down the stretch Sunday, birdieing the last three holes to pull out a two-shot victory at the Wales Open.

Bourdy used the late surge to complete a round of 4-under-par 67 and finish at 8-under 276, two better than third-round leader Peter Uihlein.

The Frenchman thus earned his fourth career victory on the European Tour.

Uihlein was hoping to force a playoff by sinking a long birdie putt try on the 18th hole, but instead settled for a 1-over 72 and sole possession of second place at minus-6.

Ending one stroke further back was Soren Kjeldsen, who fired a 5-under 66 for the low round of the day and a third-place finish.

Sharing fourth at 3-under 281 were John Parry (68) and Joost Luiten (71), while Graeme Storm (71) and Damien McGrane (71) knotted for sixth at 2-under.

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