Peter Uihlein wins Madeira Islands Open

Titleist Brand Ambassador Peter Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open

Peter Uihlein

Peter Uihlein topped the leaderboard at the Madeira Islands. Uihlein posted a 15-under par total to win his first European Tour title.

Uihlein becomes the first American to win the event and follows in the footsteps on 2012 European Tour Rookie of the Year and fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador, Ricardo Santos, who won his first European Tour title at the same event last year.

Uihlein trusted Titleist from tee-to-green en route to a two shot win, including the Pro V1x golf ball, 913D3 driver, 913F.d fairway metal, 712U utility iron, 680 irons, Vokey Design gap, sand and lob wedges, and Scotty Cameron putter.

Uihlein was joined towards the top of the leaderboard by fellow Titleist Brand Ambassador's Mark Tullo (Pro V1x) and Morten Orum Madsen (Pro V1x) who finished tied for second on 13-under par.

Commencing the final round one shot adrift of the leader, the 23-year-old American, playing in his favoured FootJoy DryJoys Tour golf shoes and FJ StaSof golf glove, vaulted into the lead with a hat-trick of impressive birdies from the 11th hole.

The winner's cheque for €100,000 also vaults him up to 50th position in the season-long Race to Dubai rankings and provides a massive confidence boost ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Thomas Patrick Clarke
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