SA’s Fichardt wins Saint-Omer Open


Saint-Omer, France – Darren Fichardt of South Africa shot a 2-over 73 to win the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes on Sunday for his third European Tour title.

Fichardt went into the final round with a five-stroke lead and shot his worst round of the tournament to total 5-under 279.

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He also won the Sao Paulo Brazil Open in 2001 and the the Qatar Masters in 2003.

Gary Lockerbie of England birdied two of the last three holes to shoot a 69 and finish second.

Simon Wakefield of England (72) was third, one stroke behind Lockerbie.

No other player who finished the tournament under par because of strong winds.

Wil Besseling of the Netherlands (73), Pelle Edberg of Sweden (72) and English pair Charlie Ford (70) and Adam Gee (72) were at 286. – Sapa-AP

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