Hanson claims Dutch victory with eagle finish
Sweden's Peter Hanson claimed a dramatic victory at the Dutch Open on Sunday with an eagle on the 18th hole to overhaul Spain's Pablo Larrazabal.
Hanson, a member of the European team for this month's Ryder Cup, secured his fifth career victory when he holed a monster putt at the last to finish with a round of 67 and a 14-under-par total.
It was a happy end to a traumatic week for Hanson who nearly withdrew from the tournament at theHilversumsche Golf Club when his one-year-old son needed hospital treatment after falling ill with a respiratory illness at home in Florida on Friday.
"I'm still feeling for (his son) Tim of course, but he's getting better and better, so I'm very happy about that," he told the European Tour website.
"It was especially hard yesterday, with having him in the hospital on Friday night. I didn't sleep a lot."
Larrazabal, one of four players who held the overnight lead, seemed to be closing in on victory when Hanson drove into trouble on the 16th.
However, Hanson rescued par in superb fashion and the momentum swung his way when Larrazabal bogeyed the 16th.
Larrazabal, who carded a closing 70, ended up in a tie for second spot with Briton Richie Ramsay who fired a 67.
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LEADING FINAL ROUND SCORES
266 - Peter Hanson, Sweden 66-66-67-67
268 - Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 69-65-64-70, Richie Ramsay, Scotland 71-66-64-67
269 - Scott Jamieson, Scotland 68-64-66-71
271 - Henrik Stenson, Sweden 68-70-64-69, Graeme Storm, England 63-66-69-73, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain 67-65-66-73
272 - Gregory Bourdy, France 69-68-69-66, Richard Sterne, South Africa 70-68-66-68, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belguim 70-65-67-70, Anders Hansen, Denmark 70-67-68-67
273 - Richard Finch, England 70-69-70-64, Marc Warren, Scotland 69-71-66-67, Bradley Dredge, Wales 69-66-70-68, Marcus Fraser, Australia 69-68-66-70, Bernd Wiesberger, Austria 68-71-65-69
274 - Richard S Johnson, Sweden 70-67-69-68, Richard Bland, England 67-72-67-68, Tommy Fleetwood, England 67-73-66-68, Lorenzo Gagli, Italy 69-67-67-71