Chowrasia was the best Indian finisher from among the four who started the week, as Shiv Kapur (70) was tied 22nd and Gaganjeet Bhullar (76) was tied 74th. Jeev Milkha Singh missed the cut.

Other than his two European Tour wins in 2008 and 2011, Chowrasia's last top-10 in an European Your event came in Andalucia, where he was ninth in October 2010. He did finish between 10th and 15th a lot of times, including at Laguna in Singapore this year and Ballantine's last year.

Playing in limited events after losing his card last year, Chowrasia opened with a birdie but also had two bogeys on third and 13th and a birdie in between on 11th.

Marc Warren, who started the day tied in lead with Bradley Dredge played two impressive rounds in a row to hold off a strong challenge from the latter.

On Saturday, Warren defied gusts of up to 30mph to shoot a remarkable five under par 66 for a share of the overnight lead.

In the final round Warren capitalised on slightly lighter winds during the final round to shoot five birdies in a calm round of 68 for a competition score of nine under.

He was pushed all the way to his third European Tour title and first since winning the 2006 Omega European Masters by Dredge, who went round in 70 for seven under overall.

Home hero Thomas Bjorn was one shot back alongside Englishmen Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell, who like Archer were all two under on Sunday. Rain delayed the start of the final round by the leaders by an hour and 15 minutes.

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