European Tour

Nordea Masters 2018

August 16-19

Hills Golf Club, Gothenburg, Sweden

€1,500,000

August 16-19

Hills Golf Club, Gothenburg, Sweden

€1,500,000

Round 4

Waring seals maiden win in Sweden

August 19, 2018

Paul Waring defeated Thomas Aiken in a play-off at the Nordea Masters to win his first European Tour title in his 200th appearance.

Waring seals maiden win in Sweden, © Getty Images

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The two players were tied for the lead when they teed off the final round at Hills Golf Club and they could not be separated over 18 holes as both recorded rounds of 68 to get to 14 under par.

“It's 200 th time lucky, isn't it? I've been through a few ups and downs in my career with injuries, some good golf played. To finally get across the line, I'm absolutely ecstatic right now."

Englishman Waring, who has seen his career disrupted by injury since graduating from Qualifying School in 2007, only required one extra hole to finally get his hands on the trophy, after three-time European Tour winner Aiken put his tee shot into the water.

“I felt like I got myself into control on the back nine. I hit a few putts, hit the lip on 14, 15, 16, so I felt like I kind of kept it on my side. I got a bit lucky with the lie on 18 out of the bunker. I didn't really give myself a shot and Thomas made birdie which put us back level. But it was nice to get it done on the first extra hole."

“I was always quite confident, I always felt like I had control of the golf ball to a point. I wasn't too concerned with what other people were doing. I was very much in my own head, trying to look after the things I can control really.”

It had been a game of cat and mouse throughout the day between the two players. South African Aiken birdied the first to take the lead, but Waring responded with a long putt on the second hole.

An excellent approach into the third left Aiken with four feet for a birdie and he made no mistake to edge ahead again. After back-to-back bogeys for Aiken on the next two holes, Waring opened up a two-shot lead on the par three tenth.

A first bogey of the day on the 15 th hole for the man from Liverpool cut the lead to one and Aiken got up and down from the sand on the last for a birdie to set up the play-off.

“I started off well," said Aiken, "I had a couple of little mishaps on four and five but came back nicely. I just couldn't sink any putts. That was pretty much the story of the whole week. I don't think I really sunk much outside of 15 feet the whole week."

“I gave myself a lot of chances, played good golf tee to green. Unfortunate the way that it finished, but it's not the tee shot that suits me the most – hitting it left to right on the last. These things happen but a lot of positive things to take into the next few weeks.”

German Maximilian Kieffer finished with three birdies in a round of 65 to finish in third place at 13 under par, one shot clear of in-form Dane Thorbjørn Olesen. The result could prove be significant for Olesen, who moved into the automatic qualifying positions for the European Ryder Cup team via the World Points List.

“My game is probably closest to the best it has ever been," said Kieffer. "I hardly missed any shots the whole four days I just didn't make any putts the first two days. I probably played better the first two days, ball-striking wise. If I can keep this up it will be very nice.”

Australian Lucas Herbert picked up six shots in his last seven holes to get to 11 under par, two shots clear of Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond, Italian Andrea Pavan, South Africa's Haydn Porteous and Englishman Robert Rock.

Pos. Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1 Paul Waring
ENG
-14
66
63
69
68
266
2 Thomas Aiken
RSA
-14
66
65
67
68
266
3 Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-13
68
68
66
65
267
4 Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-12
68
66
67
67
268
5 Lucas Herbert
AUS
-11
66
68
69
66
269
T6 Andrea Pavan
ITA
-9
69
66
72
64
271
T6 Haydn Porteous
RSA
-9
72
67
67
65
271
T6 Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-9
67
68
72
64
271
T6 Robert Rock
ENG
-9
70
69
65
67
271
T10 Andrew Johnston
ENG
-8
70
68
68
66
272
T10 Lee Slattery
ENG
-8
64
69
70
69
272
T10 Matthew Southgate
ENG
-8
67
73
65
67
272
T13 Adam Bland
AUS
-7
67
67
69
70
273
T13 Johan Carlsson
SWE
-7
70
68
68
67
273
T13 Sebastien Gros
FRA
-7
71
64
69
69
273
T13 Thomas Detry
BEL
-7
66
72
68
67
273
T17 Clement Sordet
FRA
-6
62
72
71
69
274
T17 Marc Warren
SCO
-6
70
65
66
73
274
T17 Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
70
68
66
70
274
T17 Robert Karlsson
SWE
-6
67
71
68
68
274
T21 Bradley Neil
SCO
-5
67
66
75
67
275
T21 Connor Syme
SCO
-5
69
69
70
67
275
T21 Oliver Lindell
FIN
-5
67
69
74
65
275
T24 Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
69
69
71
67
276
T24 Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
67
67
75
67
276
T24 David Howell
ENG
-4
71
68
68
69
276
T24 Hunter Stewart
USA
-4
65
68
74
69
276
T24 Nacho Elvira
ESP
-4
70
67
69
70
276
T29 Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
69
70
70
68
277
T29 Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-3
71
69
67
70
277
T29 Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
66
70
73
68
277
T29 Ryan Evans
ENG
-3
72
68
71
66
277
T29 Tom Lewis
ENG
-3
67
68
74
68
277
T34 Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
70
70
70
68
278
T34 Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-2
69
69
71
69
278
T34 Ludvig Aberg
SWE
-2
67
72
72
67
278
T34 Mark Tullo
CHL
-2
67
72
69
70
278
T34 Matthew Nixon
ENG
-2
69
68
73
68
278
T34 Pedro Oriol
ESP
-2
70
69
74
65
278
T34 Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
72
68
71
67
278
T34 Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
65
71
75
67
278
T42 Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
69
67
74
69
279
T42 Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
68
72
71
68
279
T42 Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
64
65
75
75
279
T45 Alejandro Canizares
ESP
Par
68
67
75
70
280
T45 Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
68
67
78
67
280
T45 Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
68
70
72
70
280
T45 Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
Par
65
71
75
69
280
T45 Johan Edfors
SWE
Par
70
70
72
68
280
T45 Justin Walters
RSA
Par
70
67
73
70
280
T45 Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
70
70
73
67
280
T45 Paul Peterson
USA
Par
69
71
71
69
280
T45 Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
68
70
73
69
280
T45 Richard Green
AUS
Par
65
71
74
70
280
T45 Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
Par
66
68
75
71
280
T56 Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
1
72
65
71
73
281
T56 Gary Stal
FRA
1
72
68
72
69
281
T56 Laurie Canter
ENG
1
69
69
75
68
281
T56 Oscar Floren
SWE
1
71
69
69
72
281
T56 Rak Cho
KOR
1
71
67
71
72
281
T61 Alfie Plant
ENG
2
73
67
71
71
282
T61 Carlos Pigem
ESP
2
71
68
69
74
282
T61 James Morrison
ENG
2
70
70
70
72
282
T61 Jason Scrivener
AUS
2
71
69
72
70
282
T61 Martin Kaymer
GER
2
67
67
75
73
282
T61 Richard Bland
ENG
2
70
68
75
69
282
T61 Sebastian Heisele
GER
2
66
74
72
70
282
T68 Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
3
67
70
75
71
283
T68 Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
70
66
72
75
283
T68 Jeff Winther
SWE
3
72
66
76
69
283
T68 Kim Koivu
FIN
3
67
73
69
74
283
T72 Brad Fritsch
CAN
4
69
69
73
73
284
T72 Fredrik Nilehn
SWE
4
74
66
69
75
284
74 Gregory Havret
FRA
11
74
66
76
75
291
CUT Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
71
70
-
-
141
CUT Josh Geary
NZL
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT Linus Lilliedahl
SWE
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT Matthew Millar
AUS
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT Pep Angles
ESP
1
69
72
-
-
141
CUT Pontus Nyholm
SWE
1
69
72
-
-
141
CUT Ryan Lumsden
SCO
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
1
73
68
-
-
141
CUT Anders Hansen
DEN
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT Chase Koepka
USA
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT David Drysdale
SCO
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT Matthias Schwab
AUT
2
73
69
-
-
142
CUT Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
72
70
-
-
142
CUT Steve Webster
ENG
2
68
74
-
-
142
CUT Steven Brown
ENG
2
76
66
-
-
142
CUT Brett Rumford
AUS
3
76
67
-
-
143
CUT Daniel Brooks
ENG
3
66
77
-
-
143
CUT Davis Love IV
USA
3
71
72
-
-
143
CUT Marcel Siem
GER
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT Thomas Bjorn
DEN
3
70
73
-
-
143
CUT Aake Nilsson
SWE
4
68
76
-
-
144
CUT Charlie Ford
ENG
4
70
74
-
-
144
CUT Daniel Im
USA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT Jarmo Sandelin
SWE
4
69
75
-
-
144
CUT Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
70
74
-
-
144
CUT Oscar Serna
MEX
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT Oscar Stark
SWE
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
70
74
-
-
144
CUT Scott Vincent
ZIM
4
73
71
-
-
144
CUT Austin Connelly
CAN
5
74
71
-
-
145
CUT Felipe Aguilar
CHI
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT Gustav Adell
SWE
5
78
67
-
-
145
CUT Julien Guerrier
FRA
5
75
70
-
-
145
CUT Lasse Jensen
DNK
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
5
68
77
-
-
145
CUT Peter Karmis
RSA
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
5
75
70
-
-
145
CUT Roope Kakko
FIN
5
78
67
-
-
145
CUT Adam Blomme
SWE
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
6
71
75
-
-
146
CUT Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT Alexander Wennstam
SWE
6
71
75
-
-
146
CUT Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
6
74
72
-
-
146
CUT Matias Calderon
CHI
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT Oliver Farr
WAL
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT Ashun Wu
CHI
7
70
77
-
-
147
CUT Hideto Tanihara
JPN
7
75
72
-
-
147
CUT Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
7
72
75
-
-
147
CUT Renato Paratore
ITA
7
79
68
-
-
147
CUT Simon Khan
ENG
7
70
77
-
-
147
CUT Tim Widing
SWE
7
75
72
-
-
147
CUT Michael Jonzon
SWE
8
74
74
-
-
148
CUT Per Laengfors
SWE
8
77
71
-
-
148
CUT Pontus Widegren
SWE
8
72
76
-
-
148
CUT Anthony Paolucci
USA
9
74
75
-
-
149
CUT Jarand Arnoey
NOR
9
72
77
-
-
149
CUT Matthew Baldwin
ENG
9
71
78
-
-
149
CUT Adrien Saddier
SCO
10
72
78
-
-
150
CUT Hannes Roenneblad
SWE
10
73
77
-
-
150
CUT Jordan Gumberg
USA
10
76
74
-
-
150
CUT Niklas Lemke
SWE
10
73
77
-
-
150
CUT Niclas Fasth
SWE
14
75
79
-
-
154
CUT Florian Fritsch
GER
15
79
76
-
-
155
CUT Oskar Franck
SWE
15
80
75
-
-
155
CUT Wesley McClain
USA
17
83
74
-
-
157
CUT Danny List
AUS
22
78
84
-
-
162
RET Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
70
-
-
-
70
RET Mikael Lundberg
SWE
Par
-
-
-
-
0
RET Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
77
-
-
-
77
Pos. Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1 Paul Waring
ENG
-14
266
2 Thomas Aiken
RSA
-14
266
3 Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-13
267
4 Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-12
268
5 Lucas Herbert
AUS
-11
269
T6 Andrea Pavan
ITA
-9
271
T6 Haydn Porteous
RSA
-9
271
T6 Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
-9
271
T6 Robert Rock
ENG
-9
271
T10 Andrew Johnston
ENG
-8
272
T10 Lee Slattery
ENG
-8
272
T10 Matthew Southgate
ENG
-8
272
T13 Adam Bland
AUS
-7
273
T13 Johan Carlsson
SWE
-7
273
T13 Sebastien Gros
FRA
-7
273
T13 Thomas Detry
BEL
-7
273
T17 Clement Sordet
FRA
-6
274
T17 Marc Warren
SCO
-6
274
T17 Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
274
T17 Robert Karlsson
SWE
-6
274
T21 Bradley Neil
SCO
-5
275
T21 Connor Syme
SCO
-5
275
T21 Oliver Lindell
FIN
-5
275
T24 Aaron Rai
ENG
-4
276
T24 Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
276
T24 David Howell
ENG
-4
276
T24 Hunter Stewart
USA
-4
276
T24 Nacho Elvira
ESP
-4
276
T29 Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
277
T29 Jonathan Thomson
ENG
-3
277
T29 Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-3
277
T29 Ryan Evans
ENG
-3
277
T29 Tom Lewis
ENG
-3
277
T34 Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
278
T34 Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-2
278
T34 Ludvig Aberg
SWE
-2
278
T34 Mark Tullo
CHL
-2
278
T34 Matthew Nixon
ENG
-2
278
T34 Pedro Oriol
ESP
-2
278
T34 Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
278
T34 Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
278
T42 Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
279
T42 Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-1
279
T42 Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
279
T45 Alejandro Canizares
ESP
Par
280
T45 Chris Hanson
ENG
Par
280
T45 Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
Par
280
T45 Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
Par
280
T45 Johan Edfors
SWE
Par
280
T45 Justin Walters
RSA
Par
280
T45 Marcus Kinhult
SWE
Par
280
T45 Paul Peterson
USA
Par
280
T45 Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
280
T45 Richard Green
AUS
Par
280
T45 Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
Par
280
T56 Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
1
281
T56 Gary Stal
FRA
1
281
T56 Laurie Canter
ENG
1
281
T56 Oscar Floren
SWE
1
281
T56 Rak Cho
KOR
1
281
T61 Alfie Plant
ENG
2
282
T61 Carlos Pigem
ESP
2
282
T61 James Morrison
ENG
2
282
T61 Jason Scrivener
AUS
2
282
T61 Martin Kaymer
GER
2
282
T61 Richard Bland
ENG
2
282
T61 Sebastian Heisele
GER
2
282
T68 Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
3
283
T68 Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
283
T68 Jeff Winther
SWE
3
283
T68 Kim Koivu
FIN
3
283
T72 Brad Fritsch
CAN
4
284
T72 Fredrik Nilehn
SWE
4
284
74 Gregory Havret
FRA
11
291
CUT Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
141
CUT Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
1
141
CUT Josh Geary
NZL
1
141
CUT Linus Lilliedahl
SWE
1
141
CUT Matthew Millar
AUS
1
141
CUT Pep Angles
ESP
1
141
CUT Pontus Nyholm
SWE
1
141
CUT Ryan Lumsden
SCO
1
141
CUT Scott Fernandez
ESP
1
141
CUT Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
1
141
CUT Anders Hansen
DEN
2
142
CUT Chase Koepka
USA
2
142
CUT David Drysdale
SCO
2
142
CUT Matthias Schwab
AUT
2
142
CUT Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
2
142
CUT Richie Ramsay
SCO
2
142
CUT Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
142
CUT Steve Webster
ENG
2
142
CUT Steven Brown
ENG
2
142
CUT Brett Rumford
AUS
3
143
CUT Daniel Brooks
ENG
3
143
CUT Davis Love IV
USA
3
143
CUT Marcel Siem
GER
3
143
CUT Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
143
CUT Thomas Bjorn
DEN
3
143
CUT Aake Nilsson
SWE
4
144
CUT Charlie Ford
ENG
4
144
CUT Daniel Im
USA
4
144
CUT Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
144
CUT Jarmo Sandelin
SWE
4
144
CUT Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
144
CUT Oscar Serna
MEX
4
144
CUT Oscar Stark
SWE
4
144
CUT Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
4
144
CUT Scott Vincent
ZIM
4
144
CUT Austin Connelly
CAN
5
145
CUT Felipe Aguilar
CHI
5
145
CUT Gustav Adell
SWE
5
145
CUT Julien Guerrier
FRA
5
145
CUT Lasse Jensen
DNK
5
145
CUT Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
5
145
CUT Peter Karmis
RSA
5
145
CUT Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
5
145
CUT Roope Kakko
FIN
5
145
CUT Adam Blomme
SWE
6
146
CUT Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
6
146
CUT Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
6
146
CUT Alexander Wennstam
SWE
6
146
CUT Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
6
146
CUT Matias Calderon
CHI
6
146
CUT Oliver Farr
WAL
6
146
CUT Stephen Gallacher
SCO
6
146
CUT Ashun Wu
CHI
7
147
CUT Hideto Tanihara
JPN
7
147
CUT Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
7
147
CUT Renato Paratore
ITA
7
147
CUT Simon Khan
ENG
7
147
CUT Tim Widing
SWE
7
147
CUT Michael Jonzon
SWE
8
148
CUT Per Laengfors
SWE
8
148
CUT Pontus Widegren
SWE
8
148
CUT Anthony Paolucci
USA
9
149
CUT Jarand Arnoey
NOR
9
149
CUT Matthew Baldwin
ENG
9
149
CUT Adrien Saddier
SCO
10
150
CUT Hannes Roenneblad
SWE
10
150
CUT Jordan Gumberg
USA
10
150
CUT Niklas Lemke
SWE
10
150
CUT Niclas Fasth
SWE
14
154
CUT Florian Fritsch
GER
15
155
CUT Oskar Franck
SWE
15
155
CUT Wesley McClain
USA
17
157
CUT Danny List
AUS
22
162
RET Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
70
RET Mikael Lundberg
SWE
Par
0
RET Peter Hanson
SWE
Par
77