Quesne wins maiden European Tour title

    Frenchman Julien Quesne has won his first European Tour title at the age of 31.

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    • Frenchman Julien Quesne claims the first European Tour title of his career
    • Quesne wins the Andalucia Open by two strokes from Matteo Manassero
    • The 31-year-old becomes the 400th different winner on the European Tour
    Frenchman Julien Quesne birdied four of the final five holes to claim his maiden European Tour title at the Andalucia Open in Spain on Sunday.
    The 31-year-old, who qualified for the tour via last year's Challenge Tour, matched the Aloha course record with his final round eight-under-par 64.
    That left Quesne on a 72-hole total of 271 (-17), two strokes ahead of Italian teenager Matteo Manassero (68), with Spain's Eduardo De La Riva (70) a further shot behind in third place.
    Ranked 322 in the world, Quesne had never finished higher than 16th in a European Tour event -- and his $220,000 winning prize was a remarkable eight times greater than his previous highest pay cheque.
    "It's the best day of my life," Quesne, who became the 400th different European Tour winner, told the official European Tour website.
    "I just tried to play shot after shot and do my best, but I knew that if I holed my putt at the last I'd have a good chance. I'm very happy and it's very quick for me to win this year," he added.
    England's David Lynn finished fourth on 275, one ahead of South African Hennie Otto and Quesne's compatriot Raphael Jacquelin.
    Tournament host Jimenez, aiming to become the oldest winner in European Tour history, finished in a share of seventh position after a final round 71.