Maximilian Kieffer wins Czech Masters for first European tour title

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Maximilian KiefferClosed with a 6-under 65 to win the Czech Masters, his first European title, on Sunday.

Kieffer finished one stroke ahead of the overnight leader Gavin GreenThe Albatross Golf Resort is near Prague, with a total of 16-under 200.

After heavy rains just after the third round, play was stopped on Saturday. The round was halted for the day on Saturday after the course was flooded.

After four runner up finishes on the tour, the 32-year old Kieffer won his first trophy. He was also the first German to win since. Marcel SiemCaptured the 2014 BMW Masters.

Kieffer stated, Its hard right now to know what it means. Its great. Im lost for word.

After starting the round four shots behind Greens, Kieffer recovered from a bogey at the 15th and made a decisive seventh birdie on the par-4 17th to regain the lead.

Kieffer said, I thought that Id need at minimum another birdie because Gavin is at 17 under. I tried aggressively on the 17th.

Green held a three-stroke lead going into the final round. However, the Malaysian hit water on the 14th to make a double bogey. Kieffer and Tapio PulkkanenFinland to tie him at 15 under.

Green (71) was his best tour result, finishing second at the 2017 Hero Indian Open.

Pulkkanen bogeyed 18th hole to tie South African tie and card 67 Louis de Jager(38) for third place, another shot back.

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