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BMW International Open 2019: Pavan shows nerves of steel to sign play-off win over Fitzpatrick.

  • Andrea Pavan (-15) wins a 31st BMW International Open on
    a second play-off hole after an intensely sparkling final day.
  • Pavan: “It is unbelievable. This win feels a bit surreal”.
  • Kaymer (-10, T16) misses out on second feat during Germany’s
    iconic tournament, notwithstanding clever performance.
  • 61,000 visitors suffer eventful contest week
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar (IND) wins BMW M8 Hole-in-One Award.

Munich. Andrea Pavan (-15, 273 shots) is a leader of the
31st BMW International Open. The Italian showed the
strongest nerves on an intensely hard-fought final day during GC München
Eichenried and eventually clinched a pretension during Germany’s most
iconic golf contest in a eighth play-off in a tournament’s
history. He birdied a second play-off hole to improved England’s
Matthew Fitzpatrick, who had to settle for second place. Martin
Kaymer, who led during a median indicate of a tournament, finished
tied in 16th place and missed out on his second victory
during a BMW International Open, carrying formerly won his home event
in 2008.

This was usually Pavan’s second feat on a European Tour, and he was
rewarded for his bid with a coupon for 333,330 Euro. The series 133
in a universe had formerly triumphed during a Czech Masters in 2018.
The 30-year-old is a initial Italian leader of a BMW International
Open. His final turn of 6 underneath standard on Sunday was a second best
of a day, with usually Thorbjørn Olesen (DEN) and Bernd Wiesberger
(AUT, both -7) carding better. After he and Fitzpatrick common the
initial play-off hole with pars, Pavan done a breakthrough during the
second attempt, pleasantness of an glorious proceed shot and a
law putt for birdie.

“It is unbelievable. This win feels a bit surreal,” pronounced a beaming
Pavan. “I played together with Filippo Bergamaschi currently – a friend
from Italy. That unequivocally helped. It is so tough to win a
tournament. we feel sanctified to be stood here with a trophy. My caddy,
Cristian Alejandro Molina, is a good guy. This feat belongs to him
during slightest as most as it does to me.”

The BMW International Open was still far-reaching open until good into the
final round. A peek during a leaderboard shows usually how hard-fought
a Sunday was: No fewer than 7 players – fortifying champion Matt
Wallace (ENG), Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP), Edoardo Molinari (ITA),
Jordan Smith (ENG), Matthias Schwab (AUT), Alvaro Quiros (ESP) and
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) – finished tied for third place on 13
underneath par.

Kaymer, a initial and still a usually German to win a BMW
International Open, had been sitting flattering during a tip of the
leaderboard on Friday, following rounds of 67 and 66. However, his
dabble went cold during a weekend, and a two-time vital leader could
do no improved than one over standard on a final dual days. Despite this,
a 34-year-old was still in a certain support of mind: “The torpedo for
me this weekend were holes 6 and eleven. we was 4 over standard for
those dual holes. Given a drives we hit, we could simply have been four
underneath standard – and have won a tournament. However, we will concentration on the
positives: we had a unequivocally glorious week in many regards, and played 68
holes really well.”

As good as Kaymer, Germans Max Kieffer (-5, T37), Dominic Foos, Max
Schmitt (both -1, T53) and Marcel Schneider (even par, T60) also made
a cut.

In a second round, India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar strike a hole-in-one on
a 17th (par 3, 179 metres) to win a BMW M8 Competition
Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 10.7 – 10.8 l/100 km; total CO2
emissions: 243 – 246 g/km) value 193,880 Eur