HOEY WINS RUSSIAN OPEN

Michael Hoey wins the Russian Open by four shots

Michael Hoey wins the Russian Open by four shots

BELFAST’S MICHAEL Hoey has won the Russian Open by four shots to secure his fifth European Tour title.

The 34-year-old, who was five clear going into the final round, carded a two-under-par 70 near Moscow to finish on 16 under.

Hoey’s advantage was reduced to two shots on the back nine but a birdie at the 17th saw him ease to victory.

Frenchman Alexandre Kaleka and England’s Matthew Nixon were tied second after both firing 68s.

THE FINAL LEADERBOARD:

-16: Hoey (NI) -12: Kaleka (Fra), Nixon (Eng) -11: Hansen (Den) -10: Morrison (Eng), Foster (Eng), Havret (Fra)

 

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