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Waring wins Nordea Masters for 1st European Tour title

August 19, 2018

Paul Waring, England, considers his putt on the 8th hole, during the final day of the Nordea Masters golf competition at Hills Golf Club in Molndal, Sweden, on Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)

MOLNDAL, Sweden (AP) — Paul Waring of England captured his first European Tour title at the 200th attempt by beating Thomas Aiken in a playoff to win the Nordea Masters on Sunday.

Waring parred the first playoff hole — the par-5 18th — after Aiken sent his tee shot into the water.

Playing together in the final group, they had both finished on 14-under 266 after shooting 2-under 68s in the final round. Aiken birdied the 18th to force the playoff.

Maximilian Kieffer shot 65 and was alone in third place.

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