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Hoey of NIreland wins Russian Open by 4 strokes

Sunday - 7/28/2013, 12:17pm  ET

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey holds his trophy while two carabineers salute for his win in the final round at the M2M Russian Open golf tournament at Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club outside in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Hoey wins a European Tour event for the third consecutive season at the M2M Russian Open. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (AP) -- Michael Hoey shot a 2-under 70 to win the Russian Open by four strokes Sunday for his fifth European Tour title.

The Northern Irishman, who held a five-shot lead overnight, had three birdies. He finished at 16-under 272.

Alexandre Kaleka (68) of France and Matthew Nixon (69) of England tied for second.

Hoey hadn't finished better than 25th this season on the European Tour and credited solid putting for the win.

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