87th-Ranked Romero Wins BMW International Open
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-06-26
Andres Romero Of Argentina Lifts The Trophy After Winning The Final Round Of The German Open. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Andres Romero had seven birdies in his last 11 holes to win the BMW International Open by 1 stroke.
The 837th-ranked Romero carded a bogey-free round of 65, the day's best, to finish on 17-under 271 overall, a shot better than Thomas Detry (66) and overnight leaders Sergio Garcia (69) and Richard Bland (69).
It was Romero's second European Tour title, 10 years after the Argentine won the Players Championship of Europe.
"This is a moment that changes my life," the 36-year-old Romero said.
Detry had been leading but the Belgian could only watch as Romero finished with his seventh birdie on Munich's Eichenried course.
Garcia's hopes took a hit with his second bogey on the 16th hole, while Bland had his second bogey on the 17th. Both ended with birdies but it wasn't enough to force a playoff.
Rikard Karlberg (66) was fifth at 14 under, a stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, who finished with an eagle for a 67, and Renato Paratore (68).
Hennie Otto (69) and Nacho Elvira (66) were 12 under, ahead of defending champion Henrik Stenson (69) and American David Lipsky (70).