Uihlein gets first win at Madeira Islands Open


SANTO ANTONIO DA SERRA, Portugal – American Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open by two strokes after shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for his first career title in his 16th European Tour event.

Uihlein birdied four of his last eight holes for a 15-under 273 at the Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra course. It was his third top-10 finish in seven European Tour events this season.

''I'm just thrilled,'' Uihlein said. ''To do it playing well on the back nine coming down the stretch is sweet. It was all putting that did it today. I was just trying to free up, and they started to roll in.''

Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark blew his chances by making a double bogey on the 18th for a 67 to finish tied for second with Mark Tullo of Chile (71). Tullo started the final round as the overnight leader and got off to a good start by making a hole-in-one on No. 4, but he ended with four bogeys.

Craig Lee of Scotland (71) finished three shots behind Uihlein.