NEWCASTLE - Soren Kjeldsen held his nerve to become the third Danish-born winner of the Irish Open in winning with a 'horse-shoe' birdie at the first extra play-off hole. The 40-year old went into the final leading by two shots but saw that disappear in starting his final round with back-to-back bogeys. Kjeldsen then slipped further behind with a double bogey at the eighth before coming to the last hole and needing to hole a short par in an eventual round of a five over par 76 to join England's Eddie Pepperell (69) and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (73) in a play-off. Kjeldsen then holed a four-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole, but only after the agony of seeing his putt loop around the cup before disappearing to also end a six-year winless drought in capturing a fourth Tour victory.