Richie Ramsay wins European Masters by 4 shots

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland — Richie Ramsay captured the biggest title of his professional career Sunday, shooting a 5-under 66 to win the European Masters by four strokes.

He was never challenged after the turn and finished at 16-under 267. Four players tied for second.

Ramsay earned $440,000 for his second European Tour victory, following the South African Open title in 2009.

The 29-year-old Scot, who won the 2006 United States Amateur Championship, is set to move up the world rankings from No. 110 into the top 70.

Paul Lawrie, who was seeking back-to-back victories after winning the Johnnie Walker Championship, shot 70 for a share of sixth in his last tournament before joining Europe’s team for the Ryder Cup from Sept. 28-30 in Medinah, Ill.

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