Alex Noren wins British Masters

Graeme McDowell finished tied fourth

Graeme McDowell

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Sweden's Alex Noren won the British Masters earlier today at The Grove golf club in Hertfordshire.

He posted a clubhouse score of 18-under and beat off competition from Bernd Wiesberger who finished two shots behind him. Lee Westwood finished a further shot back.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell finished in a tie for fourth place on 13-under with Alexander Levy, Richard Bland, Peter Hanson and Tommy Fleetwood. 

Shane Lowry finished on 5-under and former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley posted a score of 2-under.

Noren's victory continues his impressive form where he has know won three of his last eight events. 

Speaking at the conclusion of his round, McDowell said: "it was a very pleasing week in general. I wish I felt as comfortable on the back nine as I did on the front nine all week but that's just one of those things. Sometimes a golf course fits your eye in places and doesn't fit it in others."  

"The back nine wasn't flicking my switches this week and I didn't play it very well. Especially holes like 18."

Reflecting on his season so far, McDowell said: " 2015 wasn't my best year. 16 has been a lot more like it. I've been a bit inconsistent but I like the way it's been trending."