Dunhill Links Championship: David Howell claims play-off win at St Andrews
David Howell won his first tournament for more than seven years with a play-off victory in the Dunhill Links.
Last Updated: 29/09/13 6:25pm
Howell carded a final round of 67 at St Andrews to set the clubhouse target and then watched as overnight leader Uihlein missed from 15 feet for a winning birdie on the 18th.
Both men made pars at the first play-off hole - the first - but Howell rolled in a 10-foot downhill birdie putt on the 18th green to claim his first title since the BMW Championship at Wentworth in 2006.
Uihlein, who had been two shots clear going into the final round after following Friday's 60 at Kingsbarns with a 65 at St Andrews on Saturday, recorded a closing 69 as he and Howell finished one ahead of Ireland's Shane Lowry (68) and England's Tom Lewis (64).
Lewis began the week 155th on the European Tour's Race to Dubai with only the top 110 in three weeks' time keeping their card for next season, but a share of third place will be enough for the 22-year-old to retain his playing rights.
Lowry had briefly led by two after playing his first 11 holes in six under par, but paid the price for dropped shots at the 13th and 15th.
Frenchman Thomas Levet had made a blistering start, birdieing the first five holes and six of the first seven, but he could not maintain that momentum and eventually signed for a 69 and a share of seventh place.