Paul Waring, England, won his maiden European Tour title the Nordea Masters in a play-off against Thomas Aiken of South Africa.
Paul and Thomas both carded final rounds of -2 under par 68 at Hills Golf Club in Sweden, to be tied at the top of the Nordea Masters leaderboard with -14 under par.
Paul won the trophy with a par at the first play-off hole, the par five 18th;
“I’m ecstatic, 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.”
Thomas had problems with the putter, he said the ball would not go in the hole;
“There are a lot of positive things to take to the next few weeks.”
“The ball just didn’t find the hole.”
“Obviously disappointed with the play-off but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes and we’ve got a lot of positivity to build on in the next two months.”
Maximilian Kieffer from Germany finished with three birdies in a last round -5 under par 65 to claim third place, at 13 under par.