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Karlsson clinches Order of Merit over Westwood; Kjeldsen prevails

Updated: November 2, 2008, 1:35 PM ET
Associated Press

SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Robert Karlsson became the first Swede to win the Order of Merit title when closest challenger Lee Westwood couldn't catch Soren Kjeldsen at the Volvo Masters on Sunday.

Westwood needed a victory at Valderrama to have any chance of claiming his second European money title, but shot a 1 over 72 to finish four shots behind winner Kjeldsen.

Karlsson lifted the Harry Vardon trophy despite finishing 32nd at Valderrama -- 17 strokes behind Kjeldsen -- after shooting ...

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