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)