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England's Horsey wins BMW International Open



Munich, Germany (Sports Network) - David Horsey made two late birdies and shot a five-under 67 on Sunday to capture his first European Tour win at the BMW International Open.

Horsey overcame a five-shot deficit in the final round to earn a one-stroke victory at 18-under 270.

The 25-year-old Englishman seized control of the tournament by making birdies at the 16th and 18th holes to take the lead. But he was helped along by several players who struggled down the stretch.

Ross Fisher wasn't one of them. He made an 18-foot eagle putt at the last hole to shoot a 70 and take second place by himself at 17-under 271.

Meanwhile, third-round leader Bradley Dredge fell apart at the wrong time.

Leading by two shots around the turn, Dredge shot a four-over 40 on the back nine to close with a 74 and drop into a tie for third place at 16-under 272.

Dredge's back nine included a double-bogey at the par-four 16th, where he hit two shots near the water -- and another off a spectator -- to tumble out of contention.

He shared third place with Alex Cejka (67), Pablo Larrazabal (68), Kenneth Ferrie (68) and Rafael Cabrera-Bello (68).

Larrazabal was tied for the lead with Dredge on the back nine, but also made a double-bogey at the 16th hole, where he knocked his second shot into the water hazard.

While Dredge and Larrazabal came undone at the 16th, Horsey made his biggest move on the pesky hole. He knocked his approach safely to 12 feet and made the birdie putt to tie Dredge for the lead.

Horsey went on to birdie the last hole from about 10 feet, sinking the putt moments before Dredge finished off his double-bogey back at the 16th.

"It was just enough," said Horsey.

The closing birdie gave Horsey his third consecutive 67, a strong 54-hole finish for a player whose only previous winning experience was two victories on the developmental Challenge Tour in 2008.

"Going into the start of the day I was five back and thinking 20- or 21-under was going to win the tournament. So I just tried to play my own game, stay patient and I managed to do that," said Horsey, who shot a 33 on the back nine.

Dredge went to sleep with the lead after each of the first three rounds. And he still had it through 65 holes. But he made a bogey at No. 12 -- his second three-putt bogey in three holes -- to briefly fall one shot behind Larrazabal.

Things looked better for Dredge when Larrazabal gift-wrapped a two-stroke lead for him by losing three shots between the 16th and 17th holes.

But Dredge couldn't hold it together at the 16th either, hitting his 100-yard approach short of the green by the water's edge. He lined his third shot over the green and into a spectator, a lucky break that kept his ball in the rough. He went over the green and back down towards the water with his fourth, then got up-and-down for the double-bogey.

Dredge needed a closing birdie at the 18th hole just to earn a share of third place.

NOTES: Horsey had missed the cut in his last three starts. He took second place at the Italian Open in May...Next week is the Open de France, where Martin Kaymer won last year.