Larrazábal pips Stenson in Munich

SPAIN’S Pablo Larrazábal shot a flawless final round 66 to claim a second BMW International Open title by a single stroke from Henrik Stenson in Germany on the weekend.

Larrazábal raced to the turn in 31 to place himself on a congested leaderboard at the Golfclub München Eichenried.

As the challengers one by one faded away the Spaniard’s sixth birdie of the day from 15 feet on the 16th proved decisive in edging out clubhouse leader Stenson.

The world No.7 Stenson had put himself in contention with a round of 65 that featured five birdies and an eagle on the long 11th.

England’s Chris Paisley shot a one under par 71 in the final pairing to take third on 15 under, boosting his chances of retaining his card for next season in the process, but overnight leader James Morrison finished outside the top ten after a closing 77.

“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,” said Larrazábal after claiming a fourth European Tour title, having also won his second at this venue in 2011.

The five Aussies playing didn’t fare so well with none making the weekend cut.

Next up on the European Tour is the French Open on Paris this week, followed by the Scottish Open next week and then the British Open at St Andrews  July 16 to 19.

2015 BMW International Open Results

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