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Christian Nilsson stormed to the Saint-Omer Open title with a six-stroke victory in northern France on Sunday.

Christian Nilsson stormed to the Saint-Omer Open title with a six-stroke victory in northern France on Sunday.
The Swede went one better than his runner-up finish last year as a final bogie-free round of 69 left him 13 under par for the tournament and earned him his first European Tour triumph.
Nilsson, who held a four-shot lead after the third round, never came under any pressure as the challenge of England’s James Morrison was wrecked by an awful 76 in the final round.
The man from Surrey looked to be the only threat to Nilsson going into the final day’s play, but ended up 11 shots back.
Portugal’s Jose-Filipe Lima finished second on seven under par thanks to a three-under 68 today.
Four players, including Englishman Richard McEvoy after an excellent final-round 67, tied for third on three under.
Spaniard Javier Colombo produced the joint-lowest final round, his five-under 66 giving him a share of third as well.
Italian Lorenzo Gagli and another Swede, Ake Nilsson, were the other two players on three under.
Nilsson said after sealing victory: “It feels great. I’m still in shock at the moment I think.
“It’s obviously a massive win for me, so it might take a while to realise just what it means.
“I was very nervous this morning and I didn’t sleep that well last night either. I was just trying to focus on how I was going to play, but so many thoughts were going round my head at the same time.
“So I was extremely pleased with how I handled the pressure today. I’m just so, so happy.”
The Swede added on the PGA European Tour website: “I had a tough start to the year, but now that’s in the past, and I can look to the future.”
ALL THE FINALO ROUND SCORES
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 71):

271 Christian Nilsson (Swe) 68 69 65 69
277 Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 69 71 69 68
281 Ake Nilsson (Rsa) 71 71 68 71, Richard McEvoy 72 74 68 67, Javier Colomo (Spa) 73 71 71 66, Lorenzo Gagli (Ita) 71 71 68 71
282 Andrew Tampion (Aus) 69 70 73 70, Sion Bebb 70 72 67 73, James Morrison 67 69 70 76
283 Inder Van Weerelt (Ned) 73 73 71 66, Stuart Manley 71 71 70 71, Steven O’Hara 72 70 72 69, Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 73 71 69 70, Kane Webber (USA) 70 71 74 68
284 Anthony Grenier (Fra) 75 70 70 69, Jamie McLeary 75 69 70 70, Adam Gee 70 69 71 74, Alessandro Tadini (Ita) 70 73 69 72, Peter Whiteford 69 76 68 71, Matthew Cort 73 71 68 72, Wade Ormsby (Aus) 70 65 74 75, Simon Wakefield 74 66 70 74
285 Andreas Hogberg (Swe) 69 75 70 71, Jan Are Larsen (Nor) 73 71 69 72, Eric Ramsay 75 71 68 71, Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 65 73 71 76, Christopher Doak 72 70 71 72
286 George Murray 71 73 67 75, Carlos Del Moral (Spa) 67 74 73 72, Andrew Butterfield 71 73 73 69, Peter Baker 73 69 69 75, Chinnarat Phadungsil (Tha) 73 69 69 75, Anthony Snobeck (Fra) 71 71 75 69, Andrew McArthur 70 72 73 71, Mark f Haastrup (Den) 72 73 68 73, Ricardo Santos (Por) 71 73 69 73
287 Branden Grace (Rsa) 71 75 72 69, Ben Mason 74 72 71 70, Santiago Luna (Spa) 74 72 71 70, Francois Calmels (Fra) 71 74 70 72, Carlos Rodiles (Spa) 71 74 71 71, Julien Grillon (Fra) 75 71 71 70
288 Martin Wiegele (Aut) 70 72 72 74, Tony Carolan (Aus) 66 73 73 76, Gareth Paddison (Nzl) 70 73 70 75, John Parry 73 70 75 70, Matthew Millar (Aus) 71 69 70 78, Peter Gustafsson (Swe) 76 69 72 71, Thomas Feyrsinger (Aut) 69 72 76 71, Cesar Monasterio (Arg) 75 70 72 71
289 Ben Evans 68 74 73 74, Dennis Kupper (Ger) 71 73 72 73, Birgir Hafthorsson (Ice) 76 68 70 75, Kasper Jorgensen (Den) 69 74 77 69
290 Garry Houston 74 72 72 72, Adrien Bernadet (Fra) 73 73 75 69
291 Greig Hutcheon 75 71 73 72, Benoit Teilleria (Fra) 74 72 72 73, Christophe Brazillier (Fra) 76 70 72 73
292 Chris Gane 72 73 75 72, Julien Clement (Swi) 74 71 75 72, Michael Curtain (Aus) 66 79 74 73, Mikko Korhonen (Fin) 69 77 75 71
293 Unho Park (Aus) 75 68 72 78, Alfredo Garcia-Heredia (Spa) 72 73 71 77, Kalle Brink (Swe) 70 75 75 73, Chih-bing Lam (Sin) 72 73 74 74
294 Matthew Zions (Aus) 73 73 75 73
296 Peter Kaensche (Nor) 74 72 76 74, Jean-Francois Remesy (Fra) 75 71 76 74, Cedric Menut (Fra) 74 71 73 78
297 Rolf Muntz (Ned) 74 71 74 78, Jamie Moul 72 74 76 75
298 Daniel Denison 72 73 75 78
300 Iain Pyman 71 72 72 85, Robert Coles 74 72 74 80
301 Andre Bossert (Swi) 72 73 77 79
DQ: 217 Jonathan Caldwell 73 73 71

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