Denison get first Challenge Tour win

Daniel Denison posted a three-under 69 on Saturday to earn his first European Challenge Tour victory at the ECCO Tour Championship.

The Englishman finished at eight-under 208 and won by a stroke at Lubker Golf Resort.

The event was shortened to 54 holes after heavy rain canceled play on Friday. The second round wasn't even completed, so the decision was pretty easy for tournament officials.

Frenchman Charles-Edouard Russo also had a 69 to come up one stroke short at minus-seven.

Denison bogeyed the final hole to get to eight-under par, but Russo couldn't get a closing birdie to match him atop the leaderboard.

The victory was particularly satisfying for Denison, not just because it was his first. He broke both of his legs in a car accident four years ago and now was able to get into the winner's circle.

Benn Barham carded a one-under 71 and took third at five-under 211.

Matthew Baldwin (70), Julien Clement (70), Steven Tiley (72) and Lasse Jensen (73) shared fourth at minus-four.

Second-round co-leader Alessandro Tadini managed only a three-over 75 on Saturday and came in eighth at three-under par.

Local favorite and the other second-round co-leader Knud Storgaard struggled to a four-over 76 and fell into a tie for ninth at minus-two.