Little wins 2nd straight Challenge Tour title

Sam Little closed with a three-under 68 stroke win at the Allianz Golf Open.

Little, who also won last week in Russia, ended at 16-under-par 268 at Golf de Toulouse-Seilh. The victory was his fourth on the Challenge Tour.

The 36-year-old Englishman dropped shots on the second and eighth, but in between had three birdies in a four-hole span from the fourth.

Little atoned for his bogey on No. 8 with a birdie at the ninth to make the turn at 15-under. He moved to minus-17 with birdies on 13 and 15, but Little stumbled to a bogey at 17. Little parred the last to hang on for the win.

With the win, Little moved to No. 2 on the money list and all but secured his European Tour card for 2012.

"This year has been hard for me, not being on The European Tour where I played for six years between 2005 and 2010," Little admitted.

"Winning my card back was always the goal and now I have that secured, I really want to try and win the Rankings outright. I will take a week off next week to spend some time with the family, but then it will be back in action and a big push over the final three tournaments of the year."

Simon Thornton, who shared the third-round lead with Little, shot two-under 69 to end one stroke back at minus-15. Matthew Baldwin (69) and Julien Quesne (68) shared third at 14-under-par 270.