Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti won the BMW International Open after claiming the first four-man play for the title in the most dramatic fashion in Cologne, on Sunday.
The 31-year-old Asuncion-born player, who hit a final-round 65, became the first Paraguayan to claim the victory on the European Tour after defeating world number two Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.
“I have been playing extremely well in the last couple of weeks so I knew I would have a good chance,” he told Sky Sports News. “I have been working very hard and trying to boost my confidence to get to this moment and finally I am here.”
Zanotti, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Gregory Havret and Henrik Stenson were all finished tied on 19-under-par after the final round in Cologne.
With this win, Zanotti improves his previous best finishes of runner-up in the 2009, 2010 KLM Open and the 2012 Irish Open.