Fabrizio Zanotti clinches BMW International Open

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.

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