Fitzpatrick wins Nordea as Jensen nabs Open spot

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Matthew Fitzpatrick cruised to victory at the Nordea Masters, while a runner-up finish was good enough to earn Lasse Jensen a spot in the upcoming Open Championship.

Fitzpatrick began the day with a five-shot lead, and after a final-round 71 at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden, he finished three shots clear of Jensen. It marks the second career European Tour victory for Fitzpatrick, 21, who also claimed the U.S. Amateur title in 2013.

"I'm a million miles ahead of schedule," Fitzpatrick told reporters. "It's been a tough past few weeks, and all of a sudden you turn up and pick up a win."

Jensen finished alone in second place, one shot clear of Nicolas Colsaerts, who appeared for much of the final round to be in position to nab the lone Open spot available at this week's event as part of the Open Qualifying Series. But Colsaerts bogeyed No. 16, then put his tee shot in the water on the par-3 17th, leading to a double bogey that ended his chances of booking a ticket to Royal Troon.

The spot instead went to Jensen, a Dane who closed with a 4-under 68 that included an eagle on No. 13 and a birdie on No. 15. The 31-year-old notched his best career finish on the European Tour as a result, and he'll now be making his first Open appearance next month in Scotland.

Other notable finishes included Henrik Stenson, who tied for fourth after a closing 66 that proved to be the best score of the final round, and Lee Westwood, who tied for eighth.