Ross McGowan captures first European title in Madrid


European Tour

MADRID – Ross McGowan of England captured his first European Tour title, winning the Madrid Masters by three strokes over Mikko Ilonen of Finland.

The McGowan shot a 1-under 71 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 25-under 263 at the Centro Nacional golf course.

The Englishman shot a 60 on Saturday and began the final round with a seven-stroke lead, but struggled early with bogeys on the first and fourth holes.

Ilonen had a 66. David Drysdale of Scotland shot 67 and was another stroke back in third.