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Storm rallies from five shots down to win French Open

VERSAILLES, France -- Briton Graeme Storm
came from five strokes behind overnight to win the French Open
on Sunday by a shot from third round leader Dane Soren Hansen.

The former British Amateur champion became the European
Tour's 14th first time winner of the season as he closed with a
five under 66 for a seven-under 277 total.

Eight-time European No. 1 Colin Montgomerie led with
four holes to go but two late bogeys left the Scot in a share of
third place with Thomas Bjorn of Denmark. Ireland's Damien
McGrane and Britain's Simon Khan were two strokes behind Storm.

By picking up $895,000, one of the richest first prizes of
the season, Storm also clinched a British Open spot from a mini
order of merit that ended with the French event.

Storm's victory ended a seven-year wait for success.

He was the player who holed Britain and Ireland's winning
putt in the 1999 Walker Cup match against America and Storm has
now joined his Nairn teammates Paul Casey, Luke Donald and
Simon Dyson by enjoying a Tour victory.