McArthur wins by a pair in Slovakia


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Senica, Slovakia ( - Andrew McArthur closed with a 4-under 68 on Sunday and won the Real Slovakia Challenge by two strokes.

McArthur finished at 21-under-par 267. This was his second win on the European Challenge Tour.

The Scotsman got off to a quick start as he birdied the first two holes to move to 19-under. McArthur ran off seven straight pars to wrap up his opening nine.

After a par on No. 10, McArthur birdied the par-5 11th for the fourth straight round. He birdied the 15th to get to minus-21. McArthur closed with three pars in a row to seal the win. He had three bogey-free rounds and just one bogey on the week.

Sam Hutsby carded a 3-under 69 to grab second place at minus-19. Oliver Farr posted a 67 to end in third at 18-under-par 270. Alvaro Velasco was one back of him at minus-17 after a final-round 70.

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