European Tour

BMW International Open 2018

June 21-24

Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany

€2,000,000

June 21-24

Golfclub München Eichenried, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 4

Wallace seals trio of titles with victory in Germany

June 24, 2018

Matt Wallace won his second European Tour title of the season - and his third in little over a year - as he overtook Thorbjørn Olesen with a fantastic final day performance to claim the BMW International Open.

Wallace seals trio of titles with victory in Germany, © Getty Images

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The Englishman started the day just two shots off the lead but spent much of the day looking up the leaderboard at Olesen. The Dane signed for a record-breaking round of 61 to get to nine under par and open up a three-shot lead before the final group had even teed off, recording the lowest round in BMW International Open history, the joint-lowest round of the season and the lowest round of his career so far.

“So you know, I was just trying to just go out there and build on my game, and see if I can shoot a good score and get ready for next week. But obviously as the round progressed, I was keep on thinking birdies and trying to make the round better. Yeah, finishing with four birdies was pretty nice,” said Olesen.

Wallace stepped up in some style, making five birdies in seven holes from the turn to sign for a bogey-free 65 and get to ten under par, one shot ahead of Olesen, who was also seeking his second title of the season after winning the Italian Open earlier this month.

“I think you know me, as well, that I work hard," said Wallace. "I work for this. I believe I can do it. I want to go further. I want to keep building on this. Obviously gives me a lot of confidence to go on and play well and I want to kick on and hopefully do this in the bigger events from now on. I think I said it in the last few interviews that I need to play my way into the The Ryder Cup, and this is a good start."

“Brilliant to win here in Germany, BMW, such a great event, and to play against the likes of Martin Kaymer and the guys at the top there, it's great. It's a great field. And special mention to Thorbjørn for his round today. 61 is fantastic. I think he finished before the leaders went out, so that's quite special. Kudos to him.”

It was then a waiting game for the clubhouse leader as home hero Martin Kaymer and Finland’s Mikko Korhonen got within one shot. Both ultimately finished at nine under par alongside Olesen - with Kaymer’s challenge ended after he sent his second shot through the back of the driveable 17th - as Wallace added to last season's victory at the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort and his triumph at the Hero Indian Open in March.

Kaymer felt good about his performance this week: “A lot of positives. I think I putted really, really well especially today. Gave myself a lot of chances. Mentally I stayed in it very well. Didn't rush anything. Was quite calm on the golf course. Really enjoyed playing the last two days."

"On 17 I just wanted to hit a skidder that pitches maybe ten on the green and skids a couple times and then checks. But firm hands, of course it happens when you get under pressure a little bit but those hands they were very firm. It does happen. It was not my best moment in golf. Unfortunately it happened at the wrong time and in my home country but at end of the day I need to focus on the positives and there has been quite a lot in the last three weeks.”

England’s Aaron Rai and another Dane in Lucas Bjerregaard finished one further back at eight under par, while Soren Kjeldsen rounded out a good weekend for Denmark as he signed for a 68 to get to seven under par alongside Australia’s Scott Hend.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-10
73
69
71
65
278
T2
Martin Kaymer
GER
-9
72
68
71
68
279
T2
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-9
71
72
69
67
279
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-9
73
68
77
61
279
T5
Aaron Rai
ENG
-8
69
71
71
69
280
T5
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-8
72
72
67
69
280
T7
Scott Hend
AUS
-7
71
67
73
70
281
T7
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
72
69
72
68
281
T9
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-6
71
72
70
69
282
T9
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-6
71
73
73
65
282
T9
Justin Walters
RSA
-6
76
67
75
64
282
T12
Mark Foster
ENG
-5
72
70
74
67
283
T12
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
71
69
71
72
283
T12
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
69
74
70
70
283
T12
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-5
73
71
71
68
283
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-4
74
69
71
70
284
T16
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
71
71
71
71
284
T18
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-3
72
75
68
70
285
T18
David Lipsky
USA
-3
74
71
69
71
285
T18
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-3
73
71
69
72
285
T18
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
76
72
71
66
285
T18
Nico Geyger
CHI
-3
70
69
73
73
285
T18
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
-3
70
75
71
69
285
T18
Thomas Detry
BEL
-3
71
72
76
66
285
T18
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-3
73
69
71
72
285
T26
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
73
73
74
66
286
T26
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
72
71
68
75
286
T26
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
70
72
74
70
286
T26
David Howell
ENG
-2
70
75
69
72
286
T26
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
77
68
74
67
286
T26
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
68
72
75
71
286
T26
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
76
70
72
68
286
T33
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-1
76
70
73
68
287
T33
Bradley Neil
SCO
-1
75
73
70
69
287
T33
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
72
75
69
71
287
T33
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
73
71
74
69
287
T33
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
73
73
73
68
287
T33
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
73
72
72
70
287
T33
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-1
69
75
71
72
287
T40
Austin Connelly
CAN
Par
73
74
71
70
288
T40
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
75
73
70
70
288
T40
David Horsey
ENG
Par
72
72
71
73
288
T40
Julien Quesne
FRA
Par
71
74
72
71
288
T40
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
72
75
71
70
288
T45
Andres Romero
ARG
1
71
75
67
76
289
T45
Connor Syme
SCO
1
74
69
71
75
289
T45
James Heath
ENG
1
73
75
68
73
289
T45
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
74
73
70
72
289
T45
Lee Slattery
ENG
1
79
69
72
69
289
T45
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
72
68
77
72
289
T51
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
2
75
73
69
73
290
T51
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
73
73
77
67
290
T51
Henric Sturehed
SWE
2
69
70
76
75
290
T51
Julian Suri
USA
2
75
73
71
71
290
T51
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
72
74
70
74
290
T56
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
3
71
74
74
72
291
T56
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
75
72
73
71
291
T56
Joel Stalter
FRA
3
74
71
71
75
291
T59
Jonas Koelbing
GER
4
74
72
72
74
292
T59
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
4
76
70
73
73
292
T59
Sam Horsfield
ENG
4
73
71
72
76
292
T59
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
4
74
74
71
73
292
T63
Ashley Chesters
ENG
5
73
74
73
73
293
T63
Chase Koepka
USA
5
75
72
70
76
293
T63
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
74
74
70
75
293
T66
Charlie Ford
ENG
6
74
74
73
73
294
T66
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
6
74
73
75
72
294
T66
Victor Perez
FRA
6
70
76
72
76
294
T69
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
7
72
75
73
75
295
T69
Peter Hanson
SWE
7
74
74
75
72
295
71
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
8
74
73
75
74
296
72
Mark Tullo
CHL
10
70
76
82
70
298
73
Gavin Green
MAS
11
75
71
77
76
299
74
Adrien Saddier
SCO
13
77
71
73
80
301
75
Rafa Echenique
ARG
14
74
74
79
75
302
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
5
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
GER
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
78
71
-
-
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
5
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
5
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
6
73
77
-
-
150
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
6
73
77
-
-
150
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
76
74
-
-
150
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
6
77
73
-
-
150
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
71
80
-
-
151
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
7
74
77
-
-
151
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
7
73
78
-
-
151
CUT
Paul McBride
IRL
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
7
78
73
-
-
151
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
7
75
76
-
-
151
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
7
80
71
-
-
151
CUT
William Liu
CHN
7
74
77
-
-
151
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
8
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
8
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
8
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
8
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
8
76
76
-
-
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
8
74
78
-
-
152
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
8
78
74
-
-
152
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
8
79
73
-
-
152
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
9
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
9
81
72
-
-
153
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
9
75
78
-
-
153
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
9
76
77
-
-
153
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
78
75
-
-
153
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
9
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
9
81
72
-
-
153
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
10
76
78
-
-
154
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
10
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
10
76
78
-
-
154
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
10
82
72
-
-
154
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
11
73
82
-
-
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
11
73
82
-
-
155
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
11
79
76
-
-
155
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
11
73
82
-
-
155
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
13
79
78
-
-
157
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
81
76
-
-
157
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
14
78
80
-
-
158
CUT
Julian Kunzenbacher
GER
14
76
82
-
-
158
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
14
82
76
-
-
158
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
14
85
73
-
-
158
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
15
83
76
-
-
159
CUT
Sean Einhaus
GER
15
80
79
-
-
159
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
16
82
78
-
-
160
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
16
78
82
-
-
160
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
17
83
78
-
-
161
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
17
82
79
-
-
161
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
17
81
80
-
-
161
DSQ
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
78
71
-
-
149
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
79
-
-
-
79
RET
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
81
-
-
-
81
RET
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
-
-
-
-
0
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Matt Wallace
ENG
-10
278
T2
Martin Kaymer
GER
-9
279
T2
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-9
279
T2
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-9
279
T5
Aaron Rai
ENG
-8
280
T5
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-8
280
T7
Scott Hend
AUS
-7
281
T7
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
281
T9
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-6
282
T9
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-6
282
T9
Justin Walters
RSA
-6
282
T12
Mark Foster
ENG
-5
283
T12
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-5
283
T12
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-5
283
T12
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-5
283
T16
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-4
284
T16
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-4
284
T18
Christopher Mivis
BEL
-3
285
T18
David Lipsky
USA
-3
285
T18
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-3
285
T18
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-3
285
T18
Nico Geyger
CHI
-3
285
T18
Nicolai von Dellingshausen
GER
-3
285
T18
Thomas Detry
BEL
-3
285
T18
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-3
285
T26
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-2
286
T26
Chris Paisley
ENG
-2
286
T26
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
286
T26
David Howell
ENG
-2
286
T26
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
286
T26
Sebastien Gros
FRA
-2
286
T26
Tom Lewis
ENG
-2
286
T33
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-1
287
T33
Bradley Neil
SCO
-1
287
T33
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
287
T33
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
287
T33
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
287
T33
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
287
T33
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-1
287
T40
Austin Connelly
CAN
Par
288
T40
David Drysdale
SCO
Par
288
T40
David Horsey
ENG
Par
288
T40
Julien Quesne
FRA
Par
288
T40
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
288
T45
Andres Romero
ARG
1
289
T45
Connor Syme
SCO
1
289
T45
James Heath
ENG
1
289
T45
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
289
T45
Lee Slattery
ENG
1
289
T45
Nick Cullen
AUS
1
289
T51
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
2
290
T51
Haydn Porteous
RSA
2
290
T51
Henric Sturehed
SWE
2
290
T51
Julian Suri
USA
2
290
T51
Richard Sterne
RSA
2
290
T56
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
3
291
T56
Andrea Pavan
ITA
3
291
T56
Joel Stalter
FRA
3
291
T59
Jonas Koelbing
GER
4
292
T59
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
4
292
T59
Sam Horsfield
ENG
4
292
T59
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
4
292
T63
Ashley Chesters
ENG
5
293
T63
Chase Koepka
USA
5
293
T63
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
293
T66
Charlie Ford
ENG
6
294
T66
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
6
294
T66
Victor Perez
FRA
6
294
T69
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
7
295
T69
Peter Hanson
SWE
7
295
71
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
8
296
72
Mark Tullo
CHL
10
298
73
Gavin Green
MAS
11
299
74
Adrien Saddier
SCO
13
301
75
Rafa Echenique
ARG
14
302
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
5
149
CUT
Anders Hansen
DEN
5
149
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
5
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
5
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
GER
5
149
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
5
149
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
5
149
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
149
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
5
149
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
5
149
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
5
149
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
6
150
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
6
150
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
6
150
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
150
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
6
150
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
150
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
6
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
6
150
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
6
150
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
6
150
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
150
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
6
150
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
6
150
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
151
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
7
151
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
7
151
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
7
151
CUT
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
7
151
CUT
Lucas Herbert
AUS
7
151
CUT
Paul McBride
IRL
7
151
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
7
151
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
7
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
7
151
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
7
151
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
7
151
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
7
151
CUT
William Liu
CHN
7
151
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
8
152
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
8
152
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
152
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
8
152
CUT
Josh Geary
NZL
8
152
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
8
152
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
8
152
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
8
152
CUT
Oscar Serna
MEX
8
152
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
9
153
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
9
153
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
9
153
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
9
153
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
9
153
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
153
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
9
153
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
9
153
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
9
153
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
10
154
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
10
154
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
10
154
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
10
154
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
11
155
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
11
155
CUT
Johan Edfors
SWE
11
155
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
11
155
CUT
Brandon Stone
RSA
13
157
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
13
157
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
14
158
CUT
Julian Kunzenbacher
GER
14
158
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
14
158
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
14
158
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
15
159
CUT
Sean Einhaus
GER
15
159
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
16
160
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
16
160
CUT
Fin Fleer
GER
17
161
CUT
Jose Maria Olazabal
ESP
17
161
CUT
Michael Hirmer
GER
17
161
DSQ
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
149
RET
Daniel Brooks
ENG
Par
79
RET
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
81
RET
Simon Khan
ENG
Par
0