Fichardt leads Saint-Omer Open

Fichardt leads Saint-Omer Open

Published Jun. 16, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Darren Fichardt of South Africa shot a 2-over 73 to win the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes on Sunday for his third European Tour title.

Fichardt went into the final round with a five-stroke lead and shot his worst round of the tournament to finish at 5-under 279. He also won the Sao Paulo Brazil Open in 2001 and the Qatar Masters in 2003.

Gary Lockerbie of England birdied two of the last three holes to shoot a 69 and finish second. Simon Wakefield of England (72) was third, one stroke behind Lockerbie.

No other player finished the tournament, played in strong winds, under par.


Wil Besseling of the Netherlands (73), Pelle Edberg of Sweden (72) and English pair Charlie Ford (70) and Adam Gee (72) were at 286.