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
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
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
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
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
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.