Andersson Hed captures Italian Open


TURIN, Italy – Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden won the Italian Open by two shots on Sunday after shooting a 1-over 73, his first tournament victory in 245 attempts.

Andersson Hed, who led by six strokes heading into the last day, totaled 16-under 272 at the Royal Park course to win his first event since turning professional in 1995.

David Horsey of England shot a 68 to finish second, his best finish of the season.

Peter Gustafsson of Sweden (66), Nicola Colsearts of Belgium (70) and Chris Wood of England (70) shared third place at 276.

Italian teenager Matteo Manasssero (71) ended his first event as a professional in a tie for 29th at 283. The 17-year-old Manasssero’s next event will be the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth from May 20.