Pieters gets first Euro Tour victory at Czech Masters


VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic – Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Czech Masters by three strokes for his first European Tour victory.

Pieters overcame a bad start after a double bogey on the third hole by making four birdies the rest of the way to hold off Pelle Edberg of Sweden. The 23-year-old Belgian finished with a 20-under 268 at the Albatross Golf course near Prague.

Edberg shot a 71 after mixing three birdies with two bogeys. Matthew Fitzpatrick of England finished another shot back after a 68.