Thorbjorn Olesen holds off Chris Wood to win Sicilian Open

Thorbjorn Olesen

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen held off a brilliant final-day charge by England's Chris Wood to win the Sicilian Open by one shot.

The 22-year-old carded a three-under 69 to finish on 15 under and take his first European Tour title.

Wood had earlier climbed up the leaderboard by firing an eight-under 64 to equal the course record.

Another Dane, Soren Kjeldsen, and Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts, finished two shots further back on 12 under.

Olesen began the day with a three-shot advantage, but a mixed start that included two birdies and two bogeys in his opening five holes, saw Wood join him on 14 under.

The 24-year-old from Bristol, also looking for a first Tour win, was five under through the first five, and advanced to eight under for the day with six holes remaining.

A further birdie at 14 followed, but a bogey on the par-five 17th proved to be decisive, as Olesen closed out the win with pars on each of the last four holes.

"I'm still very nervous, but it was great. I'm really happy," said Olesen, who finished runner-up on three occasions last year.

"I was hoping for it [to win last year], but I'm very happy I got it now. It means a lot to me."