May 12, 2019: Marcus Kinhult held off challenges from defending champion Eddie Pepperell, four-time winner Matt Wallace and Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre to win his first European Tour title at the Betfred British Masters.
Gaganjeet Bhullar of India finished at T25 in the final round. Bhullar carded two-under 70 with four birdies and two bogeys to move seven spots on the leaderboard and tied for twenty fifth place.
The Swede Kinhult, birdied the final two holes at Hillside Golf Club after dropping two strokes on the previous two holes, to finish one ahead of Pepperell, Wallace and MacIntyre, the young Scot chasing his first victory on just his 14th European Tour start.
There was a four-way tie on 15 under par when Kinhult and Wallace stood on the 18th tee, but Kinhult converted a birdie putt from eight feet to claim his maiden title, becoming the third Swedish winner of the British Masters after Alex Noren in 2016 and Johan Edfors in 2006.
MacIntyre looked to have dropped out of contention after a double bogey on the par five second hole, but he pulled a shot back on the fourth hole and then played the back nine in five under par to race up the leaderboard.
Pepperell, defending the title he won at Walton Heath in October, carded a final round six under par 66, while Wallace, who shared the 54-hole lead with Kinhult, signed for a one under par round to join him and MacIntyre in second place.
Richie Ramsay took solo fifth place on 12 under par after a level par round, with English pair Jordan Smith and Paul Waring sharing sixth on 11 under.