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Hanson triumphs in Hilversum

2012-09-09 17:25

Hilversum, Netherlands - Peter Hanson's decision to stay on rather than return to Florida to be with his sick son paid off on Sunday as he won the European Tour's KLM Open.

The 34-year-old Swede - whose wife convinced him to stay on on Friday night despite his son being in intensive care - rattled in a 35 foot putt on the 18th green to record a three-under par round and a four-round total of 14 under par.

Hanson, who also gained a massive morale boost ahead of his second successive Ryder Cup appearance at the end of the month, won by two shots from Pablo Larrazabal of Spain and Scotland's Richie Ramsay.

"I was more badly affected by my son's illness on Saturday," said Hanson.

"I had had a sleepless night as I kept in touch with my wife and got regular updates from her and the doctor through the night.

"She actually convinced me to stay on. I sent texts throughout the round on Saturday but I was much better today as he is much better.

"I am very happy both for myself and obviously that he is improving."

Scores from the European PGA Tour Dutch Open at the par-70 course on Sunday in Hilversum:

266 Peter Hanson (Sweden) 66 66 67 67 268 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 71 66 64 67
Pablo Larrazabal (Spain) 69 65 64 70 269 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 68 64 66 71 271 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68 70 64 69
Graeme Storm (Britain) 63 66 69 73
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain) 67 65 66 73 272 Gregory Bourdy (France) 69 68 69 66
Anders Hansen (Denmark) 70 67 68 67
Richard Sterne (South Africa) 70 68 66 68
Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 70 65 67 70 273 Richard Finch (Britain) 70 69 70 64
Marc Warren (Britain) 69 71 66 67
Bradley Dredge (Britain) 69 66 70 68
Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 68 71 65 69
Marcus Fraser (Australia) 69 68 66 70 274 Richard Johnson (Sweden) 70 67 69 68
Richard Bland (Britain) 67 72 67 68
Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 67 73 66 68
Lorenzo Gagli (Italy) 69 67 67 71 275 Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) 65 74 71 65
Matthew Baldwin (Britain) 71 68 69 67
Richard Kind (Netherlands) 67 69 71 68
Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 70 67 70 68
Martin Kaymer (Germany) 65 71 68 71 276 Thomas Aiken (South Africa) 71 69 70 66
Damien McGrane (Ireland) 70 67 70 69
Raphael Jacquelin (France) 65 70 71 70
Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 66 74 66 70
Darren Fichardt (South Africa) 70 67 68 71
Danny Willett (Britain) 66 69 66 75 277 Peter Lawrie (Ireland) 69 69 71 68
Rich Beem (U.S.) 73 67 68 69
Oliver Fisher (Britain) 67 71 69 70
Darren Clarke (Britain) 72 68 67 70
David Lynn (Britain) 69 70 68 70 278 Maarten Lafeber (Netherlands) 70 69 72 67
Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 66 74 70 68
Shaun Micheel (U.S.) 71 68 68 71
Garth Mulroy (South Africa) 71 65 69 73
Shiv Kapur (India) 67 67 70 74
Simon Thornton (Ireland) 71 64 68 75 279 Alex Cejka (Germany) 71 68 69 71
Chris Wood (Britain) 69 69 70 71
David Drysdale (Britain) 70 69 67 73 280 Paul Casey (Britain) 67 72 73 68
Sam Walker (Britain) 69 68 73 70
Simon Dyson (Britain) 70 66 74 70
Federico Colombo (Italy) 70 70 70 70
Daan Huizing (Netherlands) 72 68 68 72
Craig Lee (Britain) 66 70 71 73
Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 68 68 70 74
Richard Green (Australia) 69 69 68 74 281 Phillip Price (Britain) 69 71 71 70
Steve Webster (Britain) 66 71 71 73
Andrew Johnston (Britain) 67 69 72 73
Robert-Jan Derksen (Netherlands) 70 69 68 74 282 Robert Coles (Britain) 71 66 74 71
Jamie Elson (Britain) 72 66 73 71
Knut Borsheim (Norway) 71 69 70 72
Victor Dubuisson (France) 72 67 70 73
Matteo Manassero (Italy) 71 69 68 74 283 Sam Little (Britain) 71 69 70 73 284 Johan Edfors (Sweden) 69 71 74 70
Brett Rumford (Australia) 73 67 73 71
Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 71 68 70 75 286 Lee Slattery (Britain) 69 70 76 71
Gareth Maybin (Britain) 69 71 74 72 288 Gary Orr (Britain) 70 69 76 73 289 Steven O'Hara (Britain) 69 71 76 73 290 Niclas Fasth (Sweden) 69 70 72 79 294 Paul Waring (Britain) 67 69 81 77

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