David Horsey lifts the Made in Denmark trophy. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
David Horsey of England hit 73 on the final day of the Made in Denmark tournament, 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 Søren 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 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.