Made in Denmark: Marc Warren beats Bradley Dredge by two shots
Last Updated: 17/08/14 7:08pm
Scotland's Marc Warren shot a closing three-under par 68 for a two-shot victory at the Made in Denmark in Aalborg.
Warren started the day tied for the lead with Bradley Dredge, but with the Welshman only carding a 70 on Sunday, he was able to close out his first European Tour win since 2007.
GB & Ire unless stated
-9 M Warren
-7 B Dredge
-4 P Archer
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The 33-year-old from Glasgow finished two shots clear of Dredge, with England's Phillip Archer three shots further back in third and home favourite Thomas Bjorn joint fourth with English pair Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell.
Warren, who had suffered a number of near misses since the second of his Tour wins in 2007, made the ideal start with birdies on the third and fourth and then hit his approach to within inches of the hole on the eighth.
That seemed certain to give him a five-shot lead, only for playing partner Dredge to hole from 18 feet after three bogeys and one birdie in the previous seven holes.
Warren then dropped his first shot of the day after a wayward approach to the ninth and the gap was down to two when Dredge, whose last Tour win came in Switzerland in 2006, birdied the 11th.
Warren responded immediately with a birdie from six feet on the 12th, aided by seeing Dredge narrowly miss on the same line from further away, but Dredge was refusing to throw in towel.
The 41-year-old reduced the gap again with a birdie from four feet on the 13th and looked in prime position to get closer still on the next.
However, Warren holed from 50 feet across the green for an unlikely birdie - and looked somewhat embarrassed as the ball just toppled in the left side of the hole - and Dredge did well to hole from 10 feet to remain two behind.
Warren missed from just six feet for birdie on the par-three 16th, but then saw Dredge miss his par putt from even closer after recovering from a greenside bunker.
Dredge hit back with a birdie on the 17th to get within two shots once again, but found an awkward lie on the edge of a fairway bunker and was unable to apply any more pressure as Warren held on for the win.