EURO TOUR GOLF: Graeme McDowell finishes in 36th place at European Open

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell

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.

Graeme McDowell finished six under par after carding a third successive round of 70.

The Portrush player carded five birdies and four bogeys in his final 18 holes to lie in a tie for 36th position.

Ireland’s Damien McGrane ended on level par after firing a disappointing closing 75.

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.