Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal fired a superb final round of 66 to win the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried by one shot from Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal fired a superb final round of 66 to win the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried by one shot from Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Larrazabal carded six birdies and not a single bogey on the final day to pull clear of the pack and claim his fourth European Tour title.

“I knew that I was in a good position, and I knew that I had to start very fast. I had to start with a few birdies in the first few holes, and I started very well,” he said.

“I think I was five under for the front nine, hitting the ball great – as good as I’ve hit it all year, and my putting was awesome. I made a lot of great putts.”

World Number seven Henrik Stenson posted a closing 65 but came up just one shot shy of Larrazabal. After a hard week at the US Open, the Swede was pleased with his performance in Germany.

“I came out there, hit some nice shots and took advantage with a good putter. There is not much to be disappointed in today,” he said.

England’s Chris Paisley finished with a 71 to end the week alone in third place. It was his first top-10 finish on the European Tour and might prove crucial in securing his Tour card for 2016.

Another Englishman James Morrison had led through 54 holes, but he struggled on Sunday. He opened with a bogey and that set the tone. He carded a 77 to drop back into a tie for 11th place.

Two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen put in a solid showing to finish in a tie for fourth with Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand and Spain’s Carlos Del Moral.

BMW International Open
Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Munich, Germany
Jun 25-28
Purse: €2,000,000, par 72

1    Pablo Larrazabal (Esp)    70    66    69    66    271    €333,330
2    Henrik Stenson (Swe)    67    71    69    65    272    €222,220
3    Chris Paisley (Eng)    69    67    66    71    273    €125,200
T4    Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha) 67 71    68    68    274    €84,933
T4    Carlos Del Moral (Esp)    69    71    65    69    274    €84,933
T4    Retief Goosen (RSA)    68    70    69    67    274    €84,933
T7    Peter Hanson (Swe)    69    68    67    71    275    €55,000
T7    Michael Hoey (NIR)    69    65    71    70    275    €55,000
T9    Daniel Gaunt (Eng)    65    73    70    68    276    €42,400
T9    David Howell (Eng)    69    70    72    65    276    €42,400

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage