CADIZ, Spain – Unheralded Marco Crespi of Italy won his first European Tour title after carding a 3-under 69 in the final round to claim the inaugural edition of the NH Collection Open on Sunday.
Playing in his 25th European Tour event, the 35-year-old Crespi had five birdies to overcome a pair of bogeys on the final day to end two strokes ahead of nearest chasers Richie Ramsay of Scotland and Spaniard Jordi Garcia.
Felipe Aguilar and overnight leader Matthew Nixon finished three shots back.
Crespi took the €100,000 ($138,000) purse from the La Reserva de Sotogrande Golf Club.
Previously, Crespi hadn't finished better than fourth at the South African Open.