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American David Lipsky wins European Masters at 1st hole of playoff with Englishman Storm

Graeme Storm of England in action at hole 12 during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza)

Graeme Storm of England in action at hole 12 during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Ennio Leanza)  (The Associated Press)

American David Lipsky won the European Masters in a playoff on Sunday, getting par 4 on the first extra hole to beat Graeme Storm of England.

The 26-year-old Lipsky reached the 18th green via a fairway bunker and thick green-side rough before sinking a 2-foot putt. He earned a career-best €383,330 ($497,000) payday for his second victory.

Storm, the overnight leader, sliced his tee shot wide right and made a bogey-5.

Lipsky, who plays on the Asian Tour, shot 65 in the final round to tie with Storm, who carded 68. Both had 18-under totals of 262 on the 6,848-yard (6,262-meter) Severiano Ballesteros course in the Swiss Alps.

Another American, Brooks Koepka, and Tyrrell Hatton of England tied for third trailing by one shot after shooting 67 and 65, respectively.