Date: October 14, 2013
Author: Omnisport

David Lynn comeback clinches Portugal win

David Lynn overturned a six-shot deficit to win the Portugal Masters after producing a superb final round of 63 on Sunday. Lynn started the day well behind overnight leader Paul Waring, but carded an impressive eight-under-par round at the Oceanico Vitoria Course to seal only his second European Tour crown with a final score of 18 under. The 39-year-old Englishman had produced a disappointing third round on Saturday, shooting two over, but bounced back superbly as he holed five birdies on the front nine. Lynn dropped a shot at the 10th, but his only miscue of the day was followed by four further birdies. South Africa&aposs Justin Walters finished one shot shy of forcing a play-off, with bogeys at the eighth and the par-five 12th proving costly. World number 244 Waring was one of three players tied for third at 16 under after he could only manage to shoot par, a double bogey at the 16th ending his hopes. Austria&aposs Bernd Wiesberger was one shot behind with two holes left, but he was left to settle for a share of third – along with Scotland&aposs Stephen Gallacher – after hitting a shot into the water on the 17th. Lynn&aposs victory was his first since 2004, and he was quick to voice his delight after ending his drought. “It&aposs your dream to win,” he said. “That&aposs what we&aposre out here for. I&aposve just been patient. I&aposve knocked on the door a lot of times. “I&aposve had a lot of good results and been quite consistent and to make the breakthrough again is very emotional. It&aposs a great feeling to do it again.” Wales&apos Jamie Donaldson and South African Hennie Otto both finished at 15 under, while Spain&aposs Pablo Larrazabal was one of five players to end the tournament one shot further back. Scotland&aposs Scott Jamieson, who came just one shot away from carding the first score of 59 on the European Tour on Saturday, endured a frustrating day as he hit one over to go 13 under for the tournament.