Jun 5th, 2017
Maiden tour victory for Renato Paratore
At the Nordea Masters
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Italy’s Renato Paratore claimed his maiden European Tour win on Sunday at the Nordea Masters.
20–year–old Renato Paratore started the day one shot behind Chris Wood, the overnight leader, but with four birdies and a solitary bogey, he carded a 70 which was enough to see him take a one shot victory over Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick, who shot 72 and 68 respectively.
This was Paratore first win in 83 European Tour starts, and he will now move into the top 150 in the world rankings.
"I am happy right now," he said. "I really enjoyed this win. I was one behind the leader so I thought if I played well I could win. In these tough conditions I kept a good attitude until the end.
"The eighth and the ninth got me back in contention with two birdies, that was a key moment, and the last three holes I managed three very good putts. The last three holes were very good."
Here are the shots of the week from the Nordea Masters: