Thongchai Jaidee holds his nerve to claim European Open title

The Thai golfer shot a bogey-free final round 67 to beat Graeme Storm by one shot

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee produced a flawless final round to claim victory at the Porsche European Open in Germany ahead of Englishman Graeme Storm.

Overnight leader Jaidee posted four birdies in his bogey-free round of 67 on Sunday to finish on 17 under, one shot ahead of Storm, and secure his seventh European Tour title.

Trying to salvage something from what’s been a miserable season so far Graeme McDowell finished well off the pace at six under par after a final round 70. Damien McGrane suffered a closing 75 to finish on level par.

Jaidee had Storm level with him until the 17th, when the latter found the water with his tee shot, leading to his sole bogey of the day.


Overtaking Colin Montgomerie as the competition's oldest winner, the 45-year-old Jaidee then sealed his triumph with a fine six-foot putt on the 18th.

Sweden's Pelle Edberg was third, two shots behind Storm, Scott Hend of Australia was fourth and Wales' Jamie Donaldson and England's Ross Fisher were among four players tied for fifth.