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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 ...
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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...