Wonderful Wood wins in Austria

Chris Wood won the Lyoness Open in Austria by two strokes on Sunday afternoon.

The Englishmen took advantage of a poor round by overnight leader Gregory Bourdy, firing a five under 67 to take him to 15 under for the event, two shots clear of runner-up Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Bourdy conspired to card a six over 78 that included five bogeys and a double on the par three second. The Frenchman would have to settle for tied for sixth, six shots off the pace.

Wood was impressive in the final round despite starting the day at Diamond Country Club five shots in arrears.

A flawless round that included five birdies saw him climb atop the leaderboard on the ninth hole and he held on to claim his second European Tour win.

“It’s fantastic to win,” said the 27-year-old on europeantour.com

“It was a long winter sitting at home with a cast on my wrist getting frustrated and just wanting to be out here playing and competing. I have been playing well the last few weeks so I felt that a victory was coming but until the moment comes you always think when will it come?

“I played great all week and today especially. I felt that if I could beat 68 today I would have an outside chance and obviously things went my way and 67 was good enough.

“People will probably look at the result and think it was fairly straightforward but I needed to play well today and for a few other things to go my way and thankfully it all came together for me.

“It has been a while since the win in Qatar but let me tell you it feels a lot better to say I am a two-time winner on Tour – it is a very special feeling to win out here so I am looking forward to celebrating this one.”

England’s Robert Rock, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Robert Dinwiddle tied for third place on ten under.