David Horsey went wire to wire to capture the European Tour’s Made in Denmark tournament Sunday. The victory was the 30-year-old Englishman’s fourth on the European Tour and came despite a closing 73 at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in the Danish town of Farsø. Horsey finished at 13-under-par 271, two strokes ahead of four players.
Who didn’t win
Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg shot a 9-under 62 on Sunday, breaking the course record, and finished at 11 under. Australia’s Daniel Gaunt (closing 66) and Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen (68) also finished as joint runners-up with Australian Terry Pilkadaris (74), who led briefly on the front nine Sunday but fell from contention with three bogeys and a double bogey down the stretch.
How it happened
Horsey took the first-round lead with a 63 that included a back-nine 28, the lowest nine-hole score on the European Tour this year. He stretched the margin to three after a second-round 67 and clung to a one-shot cushion following a third-round 68. Horsey had stretched his advantage to seven shots at one point Saturday and looked like he was going to blow the field away, but three bogeys on the back nine and a brilliant 65 from Pilkadaris pegged him back. After making bogey at the par-3 seventh Sunday, Horsey fell behind Pilkadaris but regained the lead when the Australian bogeyed the next two holes. Playing in the group ahead, Kjeldsen birdied the 13th to move to 12 under and after Horsey bogeyed Nos. 14 and 16 – the latter when he three-putted from 8 feet – the Englishman’s cushion ahead of the 40-year-old Dane had shrunk to one. Meanwhile, Pilkadaris’ double bogey at the 15th effectively knocked him from the running.