European Tour

Larrazabal wins in Munich

2015-06-28 17:42
Pablo Larrazabal. (Marc Mueller, AP)

Munich - Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal fought off a late challenge by world number seven Henrik Stenson to card a final round of 66 and clinch victory by a stroke at the BMW International Open on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Larrazabal, who took his tally of European Tour wins to four, finished 17 under for the tournament after firing six birdies on Sunday to secure victory in the Bavarian capital for the second time since 2011.

He is only the third multiple winner in Munich after Paul Azinger (1990, 1992) and Thomas Bjorn (2000, 2002).

England's Chris Paisley finished third, a further stroke behind on 15 under.

Stenson had staged a comeback with a flawless final round of 65, which included five birdies and an eagle, for a 16 under total but it was not enough to rein in Larrazabal.

It was the Spaniard's first win on the Tour since the 2014 Abu Dhabi golf championship 18 months ago and could see him move into the world's top 70 from his current ranking of 118.

AFP reported the collated scores:

271 - Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 70 66 69 66 272 - Henrik Stenson (SWE) 67 71 69 65 273 - Chris Paisley 69 67 66 71

274 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 67 71 68 68, Retief Goosen (RSA) 68 70 69 67, Carlos del Moral (ESP) 69 71 65 69

275 - Peter Hanson (SWE) 69 68 67 71, Michael Hoey 69 65 71 70

276 - Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 65 73 70 68, David Howell 69 70 72 65

277 - Ross Fisher 71 69 67 70, Tommy Fleetwood 67 74 69 67, David Horsey 70 68 69 70, Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 65 67 74 71, James Morrison 67 66 67 77, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 68 67 68 74

278 - Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 71 69 71 67, Bradley Dredge 69 68 70 71, Simon Wakefield 71 70 69 68

279 - Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 72 67 67 73, Hennie Otto (RSA) 71 69 71 68, Magnus A Marlsson (SWE) 70 68 72 69, Pedro Oriol (ESP) 70 71 68 70, Darren Clarke 70 71 69 69, Marcel Schneider (GER) 68 70 71 70, Julien Quesne (FRA) 68 71 72 68

280 - Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 71 69 68 72, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 71 68 72 69

281 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 71 67 71 72, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 65 69 73 74, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 72 69 69 71, Jaco Van Zyl (RSA) 70 68 70 73, Gary Stal (FRA) 70 70 67 74, Johan Carlsson (SWE) 69 69 75 68, Shane Lowry 72 67 69 73, Paul Lawrie 68 71 69 73, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 71 68 69 73, Victor Riu (FRA) 67 73 70 71, Christopher Doak 71 70 69 71

282 - Anthony Wall 70 69 70 73, Andrew Johnston 66 72 72 72, Edouard Espana (FRA) 69 69 72 72, Damien McGrane 69 72 69 72, Garth Mulroy (RSA) 69 71 69 73, Anders Hansen (DEN) 69 69 71 73, Florian Fritsch (GER) 68 72 74 68

283 - Tyrrell Hatton 71 70 66 76, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 73 68 73 69, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 71 68 72 72, Marcel Siem (GER) 71 70 70 72, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 75 66 73 69, Oliver Farr 69 71 72 71

284 - Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 70 66 72 76, Peter Lawrie 70 67 77 70

285 - Anton Kirstein (GER) 70 71 69 75, Jorge Campillo (SESP) 69 71 75 70, Mark Foster 76 65 69 75

286 - Joakim Lagergren (SWE) 68 69 75 74, Eddie Pepperell 69 70 78 69

287 - Tjaart Van Der Walt (RSA) 68 72 77 70

288 - Joost Luiten (NED) 72 68 77 71, Jake Roos (RSA) 71 70 74 73

289 - Alvaro Velasco (ESP) 71 69 72 77

290 - Kevin Phelan 68 71 76 75

291 - Matt Ford 70 69 76 76.

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