Wiesberger wins in Denmark, retains title

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Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger has defended his title at the Made in HimmerLand event on the European Tour while Australia's Jason Scrivener has continued his run of sizzling form to finish in a tie for third.

Wiesberger shot a seven-under 64 to win the Danish tournament by five shots from Italian Guido Migliozzi, who shot the lowest round of the day with a 63.

West Australian Scrivener fired a bogey-free five-under 66 to tie with British pair Richard Bland and Jordan Smith at 15 under, six strokes behind the winner.

Ranked 111 heading into this tournament, Scrivener is edging closer to the world's top 100 after he was the best-placed Australian at the recent US PGA Championship, finishing in a tie for 23rd.

He has also moved up to seventh in the Race to Dubai rankings.

The 2019 winner, Wiesberger became the first player to retain a European Tour title since Jon Rahm at the Open de Espana in 2019, with the tournament cancelled last year because of the pandemic.

"It's unbelievable," 35-year-old Wiesberger said.

"I've had seven chances (to defend a title) - I wasn't successful the first six.

"I've said it all week, I really like it here ... It brings out the best in me. I got it going when I needed to so really enjoyable."

Wiesberger took a one-shot lead over Alexander Bjork into the final round and was three clear of Laurie Canter.

But they fell away and failed to challenge Wiesberger, who made six birdies in eight holes to finish 21 under overall on Sunday.

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