Denmark’s Thomas Bjørn won the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Bell Mare Plage’s Legend Course on Sunday.
The final day of the event was greeted with hot, sunny conditions. The golf was just as hot with New Zealander Michael Long setting the early pace. His equal low round-of-the-day 64 included a perfect eight iron on the 156m 3rd hole for a hole-in-one, which he followed up with an eagle on the next hole.
Order of Merit leader James Kingston also signed for a 64. The South African had a blemish-free round, which included eight birdies.
His closest rival, Adilson da Silva, did his utmost to take it down to the wire and fought valiantly all the way to sign for a 69. But it was ultimately Kingston who remained in the No 1 position to take home the John Jacobs Trophy.
Da Silva did not go home empty-handed, however, as he received the Barry Lane Rookie of the Year award and sealed his place on tour for next year.
But the day belonged to Bjørn. The overnight leader had a steady start with a blemish-free two-under-par front nine. With nine to play he was four ahead of his closest rival in Kingston.
The big Dane plotted his way around the back nine not showing any sign of nerves and with three more birdies he shot a 67 to sign for a winning total of 20 under par, seven shots clear of second-placed Kingston and Brown.
By Mark Sampson