Copenhagen: David Horsey won his fourth European title at the Made in Denmark despite a late challenge in Sunday`s final round.
The English golfer hit 73 on the final day, ten more than his opening round, but his 13 under 271 was enough to give him a two-shot victory at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
Swede Kristoffer Broberg hit nine birdies to break the course record with a 62 which saw him climb 50 places but he had to settle for second in a group of four alongside Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Australian duo Daniel Gaunt and Terry Pilkadaris, all on 273.
The 30-year-old Horsey, led wire-to-wire and had held a seven shot lead at one point in the third round. But despite being knocked off top spot briefly on Sunday afternoon, he held on for victory.
"It`s a kick-start really," Horsey told www.europeantour.com after beginning the day with a one shot lead on Pilkadaris, who joined him at the top with a birdie on the second, but the Englishman regained his advantage on the third with a birdie.
"I`ve been playing well for quite a few months now and not really been getting any results and not scoring particularly well so to come out with a bit more strategy and a bit more focus this week has paid off," added Horsey.
Pilkadaris` final round 74 handed him second place alongside Kjeldsen on 68, and Gaunt, who closed out his week with a 66.
Denmark`s Mads Sogaard and Scotland`s Paul Lawrie carded a closing 69 each to sit at 10 under alongside Bradley Dredge, who hit a 70, and Richard Green who went round in level par 71 on Sunday.
John Parry, who had briefly taken the lead off Horsey on Friday, was then on nine under after a closing 73.