Welshman Mark Mouland shot a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) _ Welshman Mark Mouland shot a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the $517,300 Dutch Open golf championship by one stroke over Des Smith of Ireland.
The 27-year-old Mouland had an eagle and five birdies for a 14-under-par 274. He scored birdies on the 1st, 5th and 8th holes, and eagled the par-5 4th hole for a 5-under-par 32 on the front nine.
Playing consistently on par or below, he followed up with birdies on the 12th and 18th holes for a 2-under-par score of 33 on the back nine.
Smyth just missed forcing a playoff, shooting par on the par-4 17th and a birdie on the par-5 18th for a 13-under-par 275.
Tony Johnstone of Zimbabwe, the leader after Thursday’s and Friday’s play, shot a disappointing 2-over-par 74 Sunday to drop back to a tie for third place at 276 with Carl Mason of Britain, who shot a 66.
Johnstone had shot a 68 Thursday, a 66 Friday and a 68 Saturday.
Mouland earned $41,660 with Smyth collecting $27,760. Mason and Johnstone each won $14,075.