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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lundberg Wins Russian Open

APLundberg putting during the Cadillac Russian Open near Moscow on Sunday.
NAKHABINO, Moscow Region -- Mikael Lundberg of Sweden beat England's Andrew Butterfield on the fourth extra hole in a sudden-death playoff to win the Cadillac Russian Open on Sunday, taking his first European Tour title.

Both players finished regulation play at 15-under 273 on the 6,560-meter, par-72 course at the Le Meridien Moscow Golf and Country Club.

They were three strokes ahead of David Drysdale of Scotland and Australia's Jarrod Moseley, who tied for third at 12 under.

"This is incredible, a dream come true. I cannot even describe the feelings. It's the best thing that has happened in my career," said Lundberg, who will regain his European Tour player card for winning the tournament.

Lundberg, who turned pro in 1995, won two titles on the Challenge Tour in 1997. He got his first card in 2000 and kept it for three years, but had a bad season last year and lost it.

Lundberg, third-round leader with 12-under-par-204 and one stoke ahead of his countryman Fredrik Widmark, opened with an eagle on the second hole and had a birdie on the fifth. He then shot into a bunker on the next hole for a bogey but birdied No. 7.

Butterfield was in a group of three players tied for fifth place at 9-under-par-207 and had a birdie and a bogey on the front nine.

His back nine was outstanding. He opened with a birdie on the 10th and had two more on Nos. 13 and 14 for 12 under.

Lundberg had a four-stroke lead at 16 under after he birdied the 12th hole.

"I played quite safe, especially after 12 holes when I had a couple of shots' advantage, but then Andrew played some great golf to catch up with me," said Lundberg.

Butterfield earned a curling eagle with an 6-meter putt on the par-5 15th.

The Swede then needed two strokes to get out of the bunker for a bogey on the 14th, while Butterfield birdied the 17th to level at 15 under.

"I was delighted with the way I that played on the back nine. It gave me a great chance to win, but I just came short," said Butterfield.

Lundberg was one stroke from victory when he made a perfect shot from a bunker for a 2-meter putt and a birdie on the last hole but missed the first putt by an inch to force a playoff.

Lundberg finished with a final-round 69, while Butterfield shot a 66.

Both players parred three playoff holes on the 18th, but Lundberg took the title and $83,330 when he made a birdie on the 17th hole on the fourth playoff while Butterfield chipped too far from the rough and had two putts to par.

"I wish I had hit a better chip at the last hole of the playoff, but I did all I could. Mikael won it with a birdie, so I'm not disappointed," said Butterfield.

The Russian Open, a dual ranking event with players from the Challenge and European tours, will be on only the European Tour circuit next season.