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Former Oklahoma State standout and US Amateur Champion, Peter Uihlein shot a final round of 68 to capture his first professional career victory at the Madeira Islands Open in Santo Da Serra, Portugal. Beginning the day one stroke behind leader Mark Tullo, Ulhlein opened with a bogey falling further behind. However, Uihlein fought back to even par for the front nine and continued to make four birdies in his final eight holes to reach 15 under par. The total gave him a two stroke victory over fellow FJ Staffers, Morten Orum Madsen and Mark Tullo.
Uihlein was ready for any conditions the seaside golf course could conjure in full line FJ Performance Apparel, DryJoys Tour golf shoes and the StaSof golf glove.
Uihlein stated post round, "To do it playing well on the back nine coming down the stretch is sweet. ... I just knuckled down, I guess. It was all putting that did it today; I was just trying to free up and they started to roll in, so it was nice."
Peter also spoke of his decision to join the European Tour instead of testing his game on the American circuit, "You grow up quick out here and that was the main reason I came over...It's been a good process so far and hopefully I can keep going."
This is Peter's third top ten in seven European Tour starts this season. The win also gives Uihlein European Tour Status through the 2014 season.
Madeira Islands Open SHOE COUNT:FJ - 66%Nearest Comp - 18%
Awesome. I know he's going to succeed.
Great to see Peter break through in Europe (in full FJ of course!) Digging the Scotty belt buckle too! :-)
Glad to see it, great win.
Great to see Peter break through! he looks to be on the verge of really taking off. best of luck moving forward!
Plenty of new players to watch. Another Oklahoma State star. Peter is on the rise!!! Well done.
I appreciate they global journey man approach. He has a great game.
Great win for Peter!!! Love the orange shirt.
Nice to see another OSU player on the move. Are we seeing a trend in collegiate players wearing school colors on Sunday?