AUSTRALIA’S Marcus Fraser has finished tied for second at the 2012 European Masters in the Swiss Alps.
Fraser shot a final round 5-under 66 to finish four strokes behind runaway leader Richie Ramsay of Scotland, who carded the same final round score to secure his second European Tour title.
“I played really well,” said Fraser. “It was nice to gradually gain some momentum through the week and find some form as the week went on. As the week went on, I got better and better and I couldn’t be happier.”
Ramsay’s previous win came at the South African Open in December 2009.
“Between then and now I’ve made a lot of big decisions about my career. Today was vindication of that,” said the 29 year old.
“It’s an incredible place to play golf, so to win here is very special. You can get caught up looking at the scenery, but I knew I had a job to do here today.
“I had a clear goal in mind and all the way round I was imagining I was playing a round with my best mates from back home.”
Tied for second with Fraser were Romain Wattel of France, Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden and England’s Danny Willett.
The next best Aussies were Brett Rumford (70) on 8-under and Scott Barr (68) at 7-under.2012 European Masters Final Leaderboard