European Tour

Wallace waltzes BMW Open back 9, pips record-setting Olesen

2018-06-24 18:12
Matt Wallace (Gallo Images)

Pulheim - England's Matt Wallace made five birdies on the back nine of his final round to edge Thorbjorn Olesen in a tense struggle for victory in the BMW International Open at Pulheim on Sunday.

It was a second European Tour title of the season for Wallace, who started the day two off the lead and had to watch Olesen put in a record final round of just 61 before he had even begun his own round.

That 61 is the lowest round of the European Tour this season and the lowest in BMW International Open history.

But a bogey free final round with those five birdies and a tee shot to the green on the 16th saw the Briton edge a shot past the Dane and hold on to clinch the title.

Final scores at the BMW International Open at Pulheim, Germany, on Sunday (GBR/IRL unless stated, par 72):

278 - Matt Wallace 73 69 71 65

279 - Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 73 68 77 61, Martin Kaymer (GER) 72 68 71 68, Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 71 72 69 67

280 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 72 72 67 69, Aaron Rai 69 71 71 69

281 - Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 72 69 72 68, Scott Hend (AUS) 71 67 73 70

282 - Andrew Sullivan 71 72 70 69, Justin Walters (RSA) 76 67 75 64, Nacho Elvira (ESP) 71 73 73 65

283 - Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 71 69 71 72, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 73 71 71 68, Mark Foster 72 70 74 67, Scott Jamieson 69 74 70 70

284 - Wade Ormsby (AUS) 71 71 71 71, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 74 69 71 70

285 - Nico Geyger (CHI) 70 69 73 73, Nicolai Von Dellingshausen (GER) 70 75 71 69, Matthew Nixon 76 72 71 66

Selected:

292 - Tommy Fleetwood 74 74 71 73

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