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Czech Masters 2016: Final Leaderboard Scores, Prize Money Payouts

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistAugust 21, 2016

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 21:  Paul Peterson of United States celebrates after holing his putt on the 18th hole to win the tournament during day four of the D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort on August 21, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images)
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Paul Peterson won the 2016 Czech Masters after sinking a fine putt on the 18th to wrap up a back-nine scoring run that included two birdies on the last three holes at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague.

Peterson shot a 67 to secure his first European Tour title. The United States golfer finished ahead of defending champion Thomas Pieters, who shot 70 on the final day. 

There was also good news for a young Ryder Cup hopeful.

Here's what the final leaderboard looks like:

2016 Czech Masters Final Leaderboard
PositionPlayerDay 4 ScoreTo Par
1Paul Peterson67-15
2Thomas Pieters70-14
T3David Howell68-11
T3Ryan Evans68-11
5Matthew Fitzpatrick69-10
6David Lipsky70-9
T7Gary Boyd69-8
T7Robert Karlsson71-8
T7Graeme Storm72-8
T7Robert Rock73-8
European Tour

All scorecard information via the European Tour official site.

Recap

Peterson recovered from a bogey at the par-four second to sink a pair of birdies over the next three holes. He wrapped up the first nine with another birdie, before being troubled by a bogey on the par-four 11.

He bounced back with another birdie and then found par three times over the next four holes. It left the American needing to sink a tricky putt to secure another birdie, this one on the par-four 18.

The European Tour showed Peterson's decisive stroke:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

Congratulations @PPetersonGolf - the #CzechMasters Champion! 🏆 https://t.co/9P7IocyRQv

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Pieters managed the same, but by then it was too late. His final day didn't begin well when he hit a bogey at the par-five one. A birdie followed, but Pieters could only close out the first nine with a run of seven pars.

It was steady stuff, if a little flat, and not what he needed to stretch the lead he had possessed at the start of the day.

In fact, the Belgian left his best golf for late on. His approach shot to help make quick work of the 18th was a particular highlight:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

.@Thomas_Pieters doesn't want to let go of his trophy just yet. #CzechMasters https://t.co/6UdK2cASMb

Pieters missed out on defending his title, but he still finished two shots ahead of the English trio of David Howell, Ryan Evans and Matthew Fitzpatrick. However, a fifth-place finish was good enough to put the 21-year-old Fitzpatrick on Europe's Ryder Cup team, per ITV Yorkshire's Duncan Wood.

Despite Fitzpatrick's good fortune, it was Howell who really thrilled the crowd. His eagle at the 12th stood out as one of the day's notable highlights:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

When attacking golf gets rewarded. 👍👍 @davidhowell530 stays in the mix. https://t.co/X9pjS97yJI

The English trio all enjoyed a solid tournament, but Peterson deserves the plaudits after carding two excellent rounds to overhaul Pieters, who had seemed to own this course.

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