DAVID Howell rounded off his 600th European Tour appearance with a solid finish at the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

The 43-year-old, who arrived without his clubs at the start of the week, finished the tournament four-under-par in tied 24th.

The Swindon golfer had complained of a back problem going into the event, but that didn’t impact his performance as he put together some decent scores.

After making the cut on Friday, Howell shot a two-under round of 68 on Saturday, before adding a one-under-par final round on Sunday.

Fellow Wiltshire player Laurie Canter, from Cumberwell Park, bounced back from a third-round 75 with a 68 to finish one over par overall

England's Paul Waring won on the European Tour at the 200th attempt with a nerve-wracking victory.

Waring held a two-shot lead with four holes to play and was still one ahead playing the last, only for playing partner Thomas Aiken to make birdie and force extra holes.

However, Aiken then drove into the water when the players returned to the 18th for a sudden-death play-off and Waring's par was good enough to secure the victory and first prize of £225,000.

The pair began the day tied for the lead and matching rounds of 68 saw them finish level on 14 under par at Hills Golf Club, a shot ahead of Germany's Max Kieffer.

Thorbjorn Olesen's fourth place was enough to displace Ian Poulter in the final automatic qualifying berth for next month's Ryder Cup, with just two events to go.