Graeme McDowell beat Thongchai Jaidee and Kevin Stadler by a single stroke to take first place at the Alston Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris.

Graeme McDowell successfully managed to defend the Alstom Open de France tournament title with a final round of 67. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell started the final day eight shots behind Kevin Stadler but eventually finished ahead of the American by a single stroke. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowellMcDowell’s win marks the first time in the Northern Irish golfer’s career that he has successfully defended a tournament title. Photography: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Graeme McDowellMcDowell celebrates with his parents after his victory at Le Golf National in Paris. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell has since moved to 10th place on the European points list after his victory. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowellMcDowell finished 5 under par at the Alstom Open de France. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowellDefending champion of the tournament, Graeme McDowell, is presented with his trophy. Photography: Tony Marshall/Getty Images