Andrew Marshall shines one place above former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie in race to Dubai

Norfolk's Andrew Marshall recorded his best result of the season on the European Tour at the weekend after a steady finish at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

The Dereham professional followed up his stunning third round 66 with a solid one-par round of 71 on Saturday to secure an impressive tied 17th finish.

He now stands in 156th position in the Race to Dubai – one place above former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie – with just over �38,000 worth of prize money to his name.

Marshall, who came home in a six under par 30 on Friday, struggled on the front nine of his final round and was two over at the turn.

But he regrouped and recorded three more birdies, with no dropped shots, to finish on a highly respectable eight under par for the tournament.

Lee Westwood warmed up for his week's US Open by claiming a five-shot victory. Leading by three overnight, he carded a final-round three-under-par 69 to finish on 19 under par. The world number three came under pressure from Sergio Garcia as the Spaniard put together a fine last round, but an eagle on the par-five 12th and a birdie at the 15th saw him home.

Another Englishman, Ross Fisher, was second on 14 under after a 71, while Garcia, who closed with a 67, finished 13 under in a tie for third.

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had gone two ahead with birdies at the second, fourth, seventh and short 11th, where he almost sank his tee shot, but he drove into the water on the next and bogeyed the 14th as well by three-putting from 32 feet.