David Lipsky of the United States tees off during the third round of the Malaysian Open golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
Lai Seng Sin
September 07, 2014

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) American David Lipsky won the European Masters in a playoff on Sunday, getting par 4 on the first extra hole to beat Graeme Storm of England.

The 26-year-old Lipsky reached the 18th green via a fairway bunker and thick green-side rough before sinking a 2-foot putt. He earned a career-best ?383,330 ($497,000) payday for his second victory.

Storm, the overnight leader, sliced his tee shot wide right and made a bogey-5.

Lipsky, who plays on the Asian Tour, shot 65 in the final round to tie with Storm, who carded 68. Both had 18-under totals of 262 on the 6,848-yard (6,262-meter) Severiano Ballesteros course in the Swiss Alps.

Another American, Brooks Koepka, and Tyrrell Hatton of England tied for third trailing by one shot after shooting 67 and 65, respectively.

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