Suneson wins first European Tour event
BY Bruce Young | European PGA Tour | 2007 Aa St Omer Open | Round Four | 18 Jun 2007
Spanish golfer, Carl Suneson, today won his first European Tour event by winning the Open de St Omer in France.
The 39-year-old with a background that includes representing England in amateur golf and playing collegiate golf in the USA, has flip flopped between the European and Challenge Tours over a 16 year period since turning professional. This win will give him security on the European Tour at least until the end of 2008. Suneson became a Spanish citizen in 1996 but has Swedish and English parentage.
He regained his card at the European Tour school late last year and has played well early in several events this season before capitulating over the weekend but was able to hold on this week to win by three over 48-year-old Australian, Peter Fowler, Englishman Marcus Higley and local Francois Clamels.
Fowler birdied the last two holes to grab a share of second and finished as the leading Australasian. Kiwi Gareth Paddison continued some better form of late when he finished 10th while Simon Nash was 16th.
The European Tour is in Germany this week for the BMW International.