England’s David Horsey finished strongly to beat his countryman Ross Fisher by a shot and so take the BMW International Open title at Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany. It was his first European Tour victory.

Horsey began the final round five adrift of Welshman Bradley Dredge but he charged up the leaderboard with a closing 67 that included birdies on two of his last three holes.

The youngster from Cheshire posted a total of 18-under-par and it began to look very useful when Dredge made a double bogey six at the 319 yard 16th.

Dredge had led from day one, recording just one bogey in his first 63 holes. But three putts on the 10th and 12th then the error on the 16th cost him the chance of victory.

Horsey watched on as Dredge failed to claw the shots back. The Welshman needed an albatross on the last to tie but he could only manage a birdie so Horsey was the champion.

“It’s unbelievable and it’s not sunk in yet,” he said. “This win is what I’ve been trying to get for over a year. I felt I was good enough coming out on Tour, but maybe I put a little bit too much pressure on myself.”

Ross Fisher closed with an eagle three to secure second place on his own. Dredge fell back into a tie for third with Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Alex Cejka, Pablo Larrazabal and Kenneth Ferrie.

BMW International Open
Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany
June 24-27, purse €2,000,000, par 72

1    David Horsey (Eng)    69    67    67    67    270    €333,330
2    Ross Fisher (Eng)        69    66    66    70    271    €222,220

T3    Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Esp) 71     67    66    68    272    €88,000
T3    Alex Cejka (Ger)        71    67    67    67    272    €88,000
T3    Bradley Dredge (Wal)    64    67    67    74    272    €88,000
T3    Kenneth Ferrie (Eng)    67    67    70    68    272    €88,000
T3    Pablo Larrazabal (Esp)    66    66    72    68    272    €88,000
8    Charl Schwartzel (RSA)    67    69    68    69    273    €50,000
T9    Alejandro Canizares (Esp) 71    67    67    69    274    €42,400
T9    Simon Thornton (Ire)    67    67    67    73    274    €42,400

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only