BMW International Open R4

Andrea Pavan edges Matthew Fitzpatrick to win in Munich

June 20-23
Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
€2,000,000
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Italy’s Andrea Pavan claimed his second European Tour title by beating England’s Matt Fitzpatrick in a play-off in the BMW International Open.

Pavan birdied the second extra hole after both players had finished tied on 15 under par, two shots ahead of a seven-strong group including overnight leader Jordan Smith and defending champion Matt Wallace.


Fitzpatrick enjoyed a massive stroke of luck on the first play-off hole when his approach from 285 yards somehow plugged on a downslope just inches from a water hazard, but a poor pitch meant he could only match Pavan’s par.

The players returned to the par-five 18th and, after Pavan hit a superb third shot from the rough to tap-in range, Fitzpatrick mishit his bunker shot and could not hole a lengthy birdie attempt.

Pavan had set the clubhouse target after a flawless closing 66 and looked on as Fitzpatrick had an eagle putt to win on the 72nd hole, only to leave it short.

Wallace also needed to birdie the last to match Pavan’s total but found the water twice and did well to salvage a bogey six.


“It’s amazing to be honest,” Pavan told Sky Sports. “I thought I had a chance starting the day. I was playing very well coming into the week and just hit a few bad drives, it’s always a little bit my Achilles heel.

“This hole (18th) is not the best for me without driver but I managed to make birdie and it’s been amazing.

“I was in a play-off in qualifying for the US Open with five guys for one spot and I three-putted the first and then you go home with nothing.

“Here at least the worst you finish is second but it’s very satisfying to get the win, it’s so hard, so difficult.”

Fitzpatrick admitted he is enduring a difficult season and was frustrated not to get over the line in Munich.

“It’s disappointing. (I have) been playing well. Obviously that showed coming here, and getting into a playoff, which has been great,” Fitzpatrick told the European Tour.

“It’s a good week overall, but yeah, disappointed not to top it off. Had a bit of a look the first playoff hole, but yeah, it’s just been a tough season so far, really. Not holing the putts. Missed a chance on 16 there – didn’t hole it.”

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Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-15
66
71
70
66
273
2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-15
73
66
65
69
273
T3
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-13
69
68
72
66
275
T3
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-13
70
69
70
66
275
T3
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-13
70
67
71
67
275
T3
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-13
70
65
70
70
275
T3
Matt Wallace
ENG
-13
69
68
68
70
275
T3
Jordan Smith
ENG
-13
70
67
66
72
275
T3
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-13
70
69
65
71
275
T10
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-12
71
68
72
65
276
T10
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-12
69
69
70
68
276
T10
Lee Westwood
ENG
-12
68
69
69
70
276
T10
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-12
70
70
66
70
276
T14
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-11
70
69
68
70
277
T14
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-11
69
67
70
71
277
T16
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
-10
72
70
71
65
278
T16
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-10
71
69
71
67
278
T16
Kim Koivu
FIN
-10
70
66
74
68
278
T16
Martin Kaymer
GER
-10
67
66
75
70
278
20
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-9
70
70
68
71
279
T21
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-8
73
69
72
66
280
T21
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-8
69
70
72
69
280
T21
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-8
71
68
72
69
280
T21
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
72
67
71
70
280
T21
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-8
70
70
69
71
280
T26
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-7
73
68
72
68
281
T26
David Horsey
ENG
-7
74
66
72
69
281
T26
David Lipsky
USA
-7
74
68
70
69
281
T26
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-7
67
74
71
69
281
T26
Alexander Noren
SWE
-7
69
71
71
70
281
T26
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-7
69
71
71
70
281
T26
Espen Kofstad
NOR
-7
71
71
68
71
281
T26
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-7
69
72
69
71
281
T34
Steven Brown
ENG
-6
71
71
71
69
282
T34
Jeff Winther
SWE
-6
68
72
72
70
282
T34
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-6
70
69
72
71
282
T37
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-5
71
71
73
68
283
T37
David Law
SCO
-5
74
67
73
69
283
T37
Robert Rock
ENG
-5
70
71
72
70
283
T37
Gavin Green
MAS
-5
69
72
71
71
283
T37
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
73
67
70
73
283
T37
Ashun Wu
CHI
-5
71
69
68
75
283
43
Adam Bland
AUS
-4
70
70
73
71
284
T44
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-3
72
70
74
69
285
T44
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-3
70
72
74
69
285
T44
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-3
70
71
74
70
285
T44
David Howell
ENG
-3
72
70
72
71
285
T44
John Catlin
USA
-3
73
66
74
72
285
T49
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-2
74
68
73
71
286
T49
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
73
69
73
71
286
T49
Andres Romero
ARG
-2
71
71
71
73
286
T49
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
72
70
71
73
286
T53
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
72
70
74
71
287
T53
Hugo Leon
CHI
-1
71
71
73
72
287
T53
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-1
72
70
73
72
287
T53
Dominic Foos
GER
-1
72
70
72
73
287
T53
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
73
68
73
73
287
T53
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-1
70
71
72
74
287
T53
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
69
68
74
76
287
T60
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
Par
76
66
77
70
289
T60
Marcel Schneider
GER
Par
73
69
74
72
288
T62
Luis Gagne
CRC
1
71
68
77
73
289
T62
Darius van Driel
NED
1
69
73
74
73
289
T62
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
1
69
71
75
74
289
T62
Richard McEvoy
ENG
1
69
73
72
75
289
66
David Drysdale
SCO
2
74
67
76
73
290
67
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
4
72
66
76
78
292
68
Renato Paratore
ITA
5
74
68
76
75
293
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Marc Hammer
GER
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Max Orrin
ENG
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-1
76
67
143
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
77
66
143
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
AUS
Par
69
75
144
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
Par
71
73
144
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
1
73
72
145
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
70
75
145
CUT
Joost Luiten
NED
1
73
72
145
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
1
73
72
145
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
74
71
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
SWE
1
78
67
145
CUT
Romain Langasque
FRA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
69
76
145
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
2
74
72
146
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
2
73
73
146
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
75
71
146
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
2
75
71
146
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
2
77
69
146
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
72
74
146
CUT
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
2
72
74
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
73
73
146
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
2
76
70
146
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
2
72
74
146
CUT
Rafa Echenique
ARG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
2
72
74
146
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
2
77
69
146
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
3
74
73
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
75
72
147
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
3
75
72
147
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
3
75
72
147
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
3
77
70
147
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
3
70
77
147
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
3
74
73
147
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Michael Hoey
NIR
3
74
73
147
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
3
75
72
147
CUT
Stuart Manley
WAL
3
72
75
147
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
75
72
147
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
4
74
74
148
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
4
74
74
148
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
4
73
75
148
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
4
72
76
148
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
4
76
72
148
CUT
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
5
76
73
149
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
5
70
79
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
77
72
149
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
6
78
72
150
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
6
79
71
150
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
6
80
70
150
CUT
Shiv Kapur
IND
6
77
73
150
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
6
74
76
150
CUT
Tom Murray
ENG
8
77
75
152
CUT
David Borda
ESP
9
79
74
153
CUT
Martin Keskari
GER
11
79
76
155
CUT
Philipp Mejow
GER
12
78
78
156
RET
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
74
74