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James Morrison of England wins Spanish Open by 4 shots



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TERRASSA, Spain (AP) — James Morrison of England won the Spanish Open by four shots after shooting a 3-under 69 in Sunday's final round.

Morrison entered the day tied for the lead with David Howell and pulled away by making three birdies while not dropping a shot at the Real Club de Golf El Prat. He finished the tournament on a total of 10-under 278.

It was the 30-year-old Morrison's second career win on the European Tour, and the €250,000 ($284,000) purse was the biggest of his career. His first win came at the Madeira Islands Open in 2010.

"In years past when I haven't done it it's been too much looking at leaderboards and outside influences, and today ... (I) stuck to my process all day long and executed, which feels amazing," Morrison said.

Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez rose into a tie for second after the Spaniard eagled the fourth hole en route to a 67. Howell (73), Francesco Molinari (71) and Edouard Espana (69) also shared second.

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