Uihlein wins Madeira Islands Open for first career title

May 19, 2013

SANTO ANTONIO DA SERRA, Portugal (AP) -- American Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open by two strokes after shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for his first career title in his 16th European Tour event.

Uihlein birdied four of his last eight holes for a 15-under total of 273 at the Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra course. It was his third top-10 finish from seven European Tour events this season.

Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark blew his chances by hitting a double bogey on the 18th for a 67 to finish joint second with Mark Tullo of Chile (71). Tullo started the final round as the overnight leader and made a good start by making a hole-in-one on No. 4, but ended with four bogeys.

Craig Lee of Scotland (71) finished three shots off Uihlein's pace.