Colsaerts wins China Open sets tournament record


2009 European Tour

CHENGDU, China – Nicolas Colsaerts set a tournament record at the China Open on Sunday, totaling 24 under to win by four shots from a group of four players.

The Belgian, who only regained his European Tour card last year, made six birdies in a 6-under 66 to total 264 and beat the old mark by five strokes.

Pablo Martin of Spain (63), Peter Lawrie of Ireland (68), Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark (66) and Danny Lee of New Zealand (65) were next at Luxehills International Country Club in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand in 1996 and Ed Fryatt of England in 1998 both totaled 19 under to win the tournament.