Darren Fichardt wins Saint-Omer
SAINT-OMER, France -- Darren Fichardt of South Africa shot a 2-over 73 to win the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes on Sunday for his third European Tour title.
Fichardt went into the final round with a five-stroke lead and shot his worst round of the tournament to finish at 5-under 279. He also won the Sao Paulo Brazil Open in 2001 and the Qatar Masters in 2003.
"It was messy today," Fichardt said. "It definitely wasn't pretty. I was absolutely terrified and I was happy we didn't have to play any more holes.
"I was happy to get the job done in the end. I was struggling with the lines and pace of putts on the greens, and my club selection was out today, but in the end I got it round and made a few good putts to save par."
No other player finished the tournament, played in strong winds, under par.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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