European Open: Marcus Armitage storms to first European Tour title after final-round 65
|-8 M Armitage (Eng); -6 T Detry (Bel), E Molinari (Ita), D van Driel (Ned), M Southgate (Eng); -4 P Casey (Eng); -3 B Hebert (Fra), M Schneider (Ger), M Korhonen (Fin), D Regulation (Sco)|
|Chosen others:-2 J Luiten (Ned), J Smith (Eng), D Whitnell (Eng); -1 J Senior (Eng), A Chesters (Eng), C Syme (Sco), S Jamieson (Sco)|
The 33-year-old carded six birdies and an eagle to complete one eight underneath, two pictures forward of 4 gamers, together with compatriot Matthew Southgate.
In a single day co-leader Southgate recorded three birdies and two bogeys in his 71.
Defending champion Paul Casey completed sixth with Scotland’s David Regulation a shot additional again on three underneath.
The match was diminished to 54 holes because of quarantine points for gamers, caddies and employees from the UK.
Armitage started the day 4 off the lead however rapidly moved in the best route with two birdies in his first three holes earlier than holing out from 80 yards for an eagle on the par-four seventh.
4 extra birdies within the house of six holes between the ninth and 14th propelled him right into a four-shot lead, though a dropped shot on the par-five sixteenth gave the chasing pack renewed hope.
Southgate birdied the fifteenth however his quest for a maiden tour title was ended when he discovered water along with his tee shot on the final.
Dutchman Darius van Driel wanted to eagle the par-five 18th to drive a play-off however might solely handle a par after deciding to put up as Armitage celebrated an emotional win.