Argentina’s Andres Romero fired a closing-round 65 to finish at 17-under, clinching the BMW International Open on Sunday, his first European Tour win in 10 years.
It was a staggering turn of events for the man who has not made a regular Euro Tour appearance since the 2012 BMW Masters. His last top 10 finish was the BMW PGA Championship in 2008.
“I’m really happy, after ten years winning on the European Tour, especially here in Germany. I’m really, really happy,” he said.
“The whole round was very good. I was focused all day. I didn’t make any bogeys, that is a rare thing for my type of game. The last few holes I noticed I made seven birdies but the whole round was excellent. I was nervous when I got to the 18th green but finally when I was thinking with two putts I could win the tournament, I was really nervous. But hopefully I was going to do a two-putt and now I have my trophy and enjoy this moment.”
Sergio Garcia was one of three men to finish a stroke back at 16-under along with Thomas Detry and Richard Bland.
Romero was ranked 837th in the world entering the tournament. He picked up seven shots on his final 10 holes.