American Uihlein wins Euro Tour's Madeira Islands Open wire reports

SANTO ANTONIO DA SERRA, Portugal -- American Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open by two strokes after shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for his first career title in his 16th European Tour event.

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Uihlein birdied four of his last eight holes for a 15-under total of 273 at the Clube De Golf do Santo da Serra course. It was his third top-10 finish from seven European Tour events this season.

"I'm just thrilled," Uihlein said. "To do it playing well on the back nine, coming down the stretch, is sweet. It was all putting that did it today. I was just trying to free up and they started to roll in."

Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark blew his chances by hitting a double bogey on the 18th for a 67 to finish joint second with Mark Tullo of Chile (71). Tullo started the final round as overnight leader and made a good start by making a hole-in-one on No. 4, but ended with four bogeys.

"I could have won this tournament," Tullo said. "I didn't do that but it was very close and that's a positive. Maybe there's something further along the road for me in a big tournament."

Craig Lee of Scotland (71) finished three shots behind Uihlein.

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