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Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger repeats in Denmark

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With his victory in Denmark, Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger has his sights set on a European Ryder Cup spot.

Wiesberger shoots 64 to pull away for 5-stroke victory at European Tour’s Made in Denmark event and edge closer to Ryder Cup spot

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger has found a second home in Denmark.

Wiesberger pulled away in the final round Sunday to win the European Tour’s Made in Denmark event, his second consecutive victory in the tournament, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Wiesberger closed with a 7-under 64 for a 21-under 263 total and five-stroke victory at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso, Denmark.

“I really like it here,” Wiesberger said after he birdied five holes in a six-hole stretch on the back nine to pull away. “It’s good for my confidence, especially after a couple of tough weeks.”

In winning for the first time since October 2019, Wiesberger, 35, posted his eighth victory on the European Tour. He also moved to within two spots of being an automatic qualifier for the Europeans’ Ryder Cup team, which will challenge the Americans on Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.

“I’ve got to keep playing good golf,” Wiesberger said, “but I’d like to put my name into consideration for one of those spots.”

Italy’s Guido Migliozzi surged up the leaderboard with a final-round 63, making birdies on four of his final five holes, to post his second consecutive runner-up finish. Migliozzi placed second two weeks ago at the British Masters.

England’s Richard Bland, who won the British Masters for his first European Tour title in his 478th start, shot 66, his fourth consecutive round in the 60s, to tie for third with countryman Jordan Smith (65) and Australia’s Jason Scrivener (66) at 15-under 269.

Kurt Kitayama closed with a 68 for a 13-under 271 total and tie for eighth, finishing as the low American. (For scores, click here.)

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