Noren holds nerve to clinch third title

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Sweden's Alexander Noren cruised to his third European Tour title despite a closing round of 77 in Stockholm. Noren took an 11-shot lead into the final day of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club after a course-record 63 on Saturday. And the 29-year-old was never in serious danger of letting such a commanding advantage slip.

Noren at least closed in style with a birdie on the last for a 15-under-par total of 273, finishing seven shots clear of England's Richard Finch. Finch had set the clubhouse target on eight under par after a superb 69, the day's lowest round.

Sweden's Niklas Lemke, playing on a sponsor's invitation, finished third on five under, with Australia's Scott Hend and Spain's Pablo Martin a shot further back.