Peter Hanson drilled a long-range eagle putt at the par-5 18th hole in his final round of the KLM Open to emerge victorious by two strokes.
Make no mistake, Hanson dissected Hilversumsche Golf Club in Hilversum, The Netherlands all week, posting 14-under-par 66-66-67-67=266, but he needed to climb over a quartet of co-leaders after 54 holes to close the deal. Tied for the lead at the 72nd hole, he centered his approach to the reachable par 5, the ball coming to rest well right of the hole. His conversion was perfect, both in line and speed. Pablo Larrazabal, who closed with a 70, shared second place with Richie Ramsay at 12-under 268. The Spaniard finished best among the 54-hole leaders. Fellow co-leader, Scott Jamieson, shot 71 today to earn solo fourth-place honors. The other two 54-hole leaders, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Graeme Storm, both carded a Sunday 73, fading into a share of fifth place with Henrik Stenson (69), who was one of two golfers (Richard Finch) with two eagles on the day. This is Hanson's fifth career victory on the European Tour and first since 2010. His next event is the Ryder Cup on Sept. 28-30.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 10:52:00 AM