Uihlein captures first European Tour title in Portugal

Peter Uihlein plays his approach shot to the third hole during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal.
Peter Uihlein plays his approach shot to the third hole during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal. ( Getty Images )

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Behind a 4-under 68 on Sunday, former Oklahoma State star and U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein won his first European Tour title, clearing the field at the Madeira Islands Open in Portugal by two shots.

Uihlein started the final round one shot back of 54-hole leader Mark Tullo, and dropped further behind with a bogey on his opening hole. He'd make the turn at even-par 36, but would card birdies on Nos. 11, 12, 13 and 16 on the back nine to separate himself from the pack.

Uihlein had two top-10s in his last three starts (T-8 at Open de Espana, 4th at Tshwane Open), so his victory doesn't come as a surprise.