Date: September 03, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Fraser ties for second at Euro Masters

Scotland&aposs Richie Ramsay has clinched his second career European Tour title with a four-shot win at the Omega European Masters, while Australian Marcus Fraser tied for second. Ramsay, who broke his Tour duck with victory at the South African Open in 2009, stormed to the lead in the third round, before carding a final-round five-under 66 to run away with the win at Crans Montana, Switzerland. The 29-year-old from Aberdeen virtually sealed the win when he eagled the par-five 14th hole on Sunday to move six shots clear of his closest competitors, before he finished his week on 16 under. A flurry of five front-nine birdies set up Ramsay&aposs sprint to the finish, before he mixed two bogeys with that eagle on the back nine to earn himself a healthy 350,000 euros payday. Finishing tied for second were Fraser, France&aposs Romain Wattel, Sweden&aposs Fredik Andersson Hed and England&aposs Danny Willett – with the quartet level on 12-under overall. It was Fraser&aposs second runner-up finish of the season, and his fifth top-six result on the European Tour in 2012, while for Wattel, it was consecutive top-three finishes after his great performance at the Johnnie Walker Championship at his last start. Andersson Hed matched Wattel once more, as the pair finished level at Gleneagles, and again at Crans Montana, as the Swede has strung together his two-best performances of the season. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, who also carded five-under 66, was among a trio tied for sixth a shot back on 11 under. Wiesberger was level with Chile&aposs Felipe Aguilar and Scotland&aposs Paul Lawrie, ahead of Denmark&aposs Anders Hansen and Wales&apos Jamie Donaldson on 10-under overall in a tie for ninth place. Donaldson ensured it was back-to-back top-10 finishes, following on from his seventh-place effort at the US PGA Championship in August. Click for LIVE SCORES