European Tour

Andy Sullivan wins Portugal Masters

Andy Sullivan (Andrew Redington/ Getty Images)

VILAMOURA, Portugal – Andy Sullivan of England easily won the Portugal Masters on Sunday after extending his lead to finish nine strokes ahead.

Sullivan had a five-stroke lead as he entered the final round at the Oceanico Victoria course, which started late due to heavy overnight rain. He increased that margin by hitting five birdies for a flawless 5-under 66 to finish with a total of 23-under 261.

It was the 28-year-old Sullivan’s third European Tour win after victories at the South African Open and the Joburg Open earlier this year.

Fellow countryman Chris Wood finished second, followed one more stroke back by a three-way tie for third of Anthony Wall, Trevor Fisher Jr. and Eduardo de la Riva.