Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark shot a 69 to win the Sicilian Open by one shot on Sunday, holding off England’s Chris Wood, who tied the course record with an 8-under 64.
Olesen made six birdies to finish with an overall 15-under 273 at Verdura Golf and Spa Resort for his first career victory on the European Tour.
The Sicilian Open is in its second year on the European Tour, and its first at Verdura Golf and Spa Resort.
Wood picked up five shots in his first five holes -- including an eagle on the par-5 fourth -- and tied for the lead when Olesen bogeyed after hitting a wild approach shot to the 13th green. But the 22-year-old Olesen, who led by three shots overnight, recovered with a birdie on No. 14 and finished with four straight pars.
Olesen had a mixed opening, carding two bogeys and two birdies over his first five holes. He had started the day with a three-shot advantage, but soon found himself pegged back as Wood joined him on 14 under.
Wood, 24 and himself seeking his first European Tour crown, picked up another shot with a further birdie on 14, but blotted his scorecard with a bogey on the par-5 17th, which ultimately proved costly.
Olesen's compatriot Soren Kjeldsen (68) and Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts (69) finished tied for third with Spain's Jose Manuel Lara (68) a further stroke back in fifth despite three bogeys on his back nine. And John Daly finished seven shots off the pace after a closing 70.