Paul Waring lands maiden European Tour title at Nordea Masters

England's Paul Waring defeats South Africa's Thomas Aiken at first extra hole in Sweden. 

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Sun, 19 Aug 2018
Paul Waring lands maiden European Tour title at Nordea Masters

 

England's Paul Waring clinched his maiden European Tour title in his 200th career start with playoff victory at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.


 

Waring, 33, overcame Thomas Aiken with a par at the first extra hole after the South African found water off the tee.

The duo finished on 14-under par following final rounds of 68.

“I'm ecstatic,” said Waring. “I wasn't ever sure this day would come in total honesty. I've tried so hard for many years to get to this point and it's nice to finally cross the line and be holding the trophy.

“It feels like it's all worth it. I've had a couple of operations along the way and it's nice to finally have got to this point. I'm sure that everyone back home will be absolutely thrilled for me. This is all for everyone back home as well.”

Waring was playing with a mix of Wilson clubs this weekend - FG Tour V4 irons (4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & PW), an FG Tour V6 9-iron and a C300 6-iron with Nippon ST 105x shafts and multi-compound red/black grips. 

Germany's Maximilian Kieffer finished with three birdies in a 65 to sit at 13 under, one shot clear of in-form Dane Thorbjørn Olesen, who is looking to play his way into Thomas Bjorn's Ryder Cup side ahead of Le Golf National next month.