STOCKHOLM (AP) Mikko Ilonen has won the Nordea Masters by three shots to end a six-year trophy drought.
The 33-year-old Finn shot a 69 on Sunday to win with an overall 21-under total on the Bro Hof Slott course.
It is Ilonen's first European Tour victory since he won the same event in 2007.
``It's pretty special and to bounce back this soon after a couple of seconds this year is really good,'' Ilonen said. ``Obviously, I've been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now. People have been expecting me to win but most of all I've been expecting myself to win, so to pull it off here after those second-place results is very satisfying.
``It's been a long time since I last won but I haven't forgotten how it felt. In life there are ups and downs and I've found a better balance now. Life is good, my family is good and golf is all right, so I can't complain.''
Sweden's Jonas Blixt (68) was second at 18 under.
Italy's Matteo Manassero (70), who led the first two rounds, faded over the weekend to eventually share fourth place at 16 under.