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Ernie Els of South Africa won the BMW International Open by one shot Sunday for his 28th European Tour title.
He closed with a third straight 3-under 69 to finish at 18-under 270 on the Eichenried Golf Club course. Els was in front after the first and second rounds and entered the last day as part of a three-way lead.
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a 69 and finished a stroke back. Alexander Levy of France had a 71 and was another stroke off the pace for his best result.
Els is a two-time winner at both the U.S. Open and British Open. He is the first South African to win the BMW International in the competition's 25th edition.
"I'm a very young 43-year-old. There's not a younger 43-year-old, I promise," Els joked.
"I've tried a long time to win this golf tournament. I really had it going and then I made it tough for myself again," he added, referring to his bogey on the 11th hole.
Els started tied with Levy and Sweden's Alex Noren, but the Swede had two bogeys and fell out of contention while Els, Levy and Bjorn each made three birdies to stay in front.
Bjorn was tied for the lead with Els before a double bogey on the 14th hole -- after a bogey on No. 11 -- effectively ended the Dane's chances despite six birdies.
The 22-year-old Levy's hopes of a first title ended with four bogeys over his first nine holes.
Noren (72) finished tied for fourth with local favorite and 2008 winner Martin Kaymer (69) and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger (68).
Defending champion Danny Willett of England shot a 72. He finished with an eagle for a share of 18th place.
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Ernie Els shot a 3-under 69 in the second round of the BMW International Open on Friday to maintain his one-stroke lead.
The South African made six birdies, a double bogey and a bogey, leaving him at 12-under 132 halfway through the European Tour event. Els, a two-time winner of the British Open and U.S. Open, opened with a 63 Thursday.
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Alexander Levy overcame two bogeys to shoot a 4-under 68 in the third round Saturday to pull into a three-way tie with Ernie Els and Alex Noren atop the leaderboard of the BMW International Open.
The trio was even at 15-under 201 heading into Sunday's final round.
Els, who had a one-stroke lead and shot 69, remains confident he can claim the title. The two-time winner of the...
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BMW International Open Scores Leading scores Friday in the BMW International Open, a European Tour event at the 6,544-meter (7,157-yard), par-72 Golfclub Muenchen Eichenried:
Second Round Ernie Els, South Africa 63-69-132
Matthew Baldwin, England 64-69-133
Alexander Levy, France 65-68-133
Danny Willett, England 69-65-134
Bernd Wiesberger, Austria 66-68-134
Alex, Noren, Sweden...