Olesen holds off Koepka for Dunhill win

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen holds the Dunhill Cup on the iconic Swilken Bridge after winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. Denmark's Olesen claims his third European Tour title on Sunday, carding a final round of 71 to finish 18 under. (Ian Rutherford / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Thorbjorn Olesen overcame a shaky start Sunday to protect his overnight lead and win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots.

Olesen had a double bogey on the second hole and a bogey on the third but recovered for a 1-under 71 at St. Andrews to hold off a late charge by Brooks Koepka of the United States.

Koepka shot a 67 to finish tied for second with fellow American Chris Stroud (68). Olesen, who entered the final round with a three-shot lead, finished with an 18-under total of 270.


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