Hovland takes the title in Munich; Campillo, third

Norwegian Viktor Hovland made history this Sunday by becoming the first Norwegian to win a European Tour title. Campillo was the best Spanish.

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The Norwegian Viktor Hovland made history this Sunday by becoming the first Norwegian to win a European Tour title, in this case, the BMW International Open, held in Munich (Germany), in which he won with a total score of 269 strokes ( 18 under par), ahead of the German Martin Kaymer (-17) and the Spanish Jorge Campillo (-15) .

The world number 14 Norwegian claimed his first title on the European circuit, third in his professional career after his two victories on the PGA Tour.

Last season Hovland became the first Norwegian to win a tournament on the US circuit by winning the Puerto Rico Open. At the beginning of this season, he did the same at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.

At the Munich circuit, Hovland had a remarkable performance, with a third stellar day in which he took the lead with -8. In the last round he made his worst record in the championship after signing a roster of 70 strokes (-2) with 4 birdies overshadowed by 2 bogeys.

However, it was worth it to overcome, by two impacts, the German Martin Kaymer, eleven times champion on the European circuit, winner of the PGA Championship (2010) and the United States Open (2014) .

After three irregular days, Kaymer made a -8 that helped him to tie the second place ahead of Jorge Campillo from Cáceres, who this Sunday beat the field by the minimum (-1) .

Of the rest of the Spanish, they beat Sergio García and Pablo Larrazábal with -10, Adrián Otaegui with -8, Alejandro Cañizares with -6, Nacho Elvira with -4 and Sebastián García Rodríguez with -2.

Nuria Iturrioz second in the Czech Republic

The Spanish Nuria Iturrioz, who started the final day at the top of the rankings, had to settle for second place in the Czech Republic Golf Open, of the Ladies European Tour, which took the Thai Thikitul Atthaya, with a total of 201 strokes, one less than the Mallorcan, and takes her third triumph on the circuit.

Atthaya, a very young player who turned 18 on February 20, but already before this Sunday with two previous victories on the European Women's Circuit, which joins the sixteen victories achieved as an amateur, started with a two-stroke disadvantage compared to Iturrioz. And, the truth is that his first holes of the day did not allow to presage his triumph, since he committed two 'bogeys' in the first four holes.On the other hand, Iturrioz began by reaffirming his privileged position with a birdie on the second hole. But the answer came from the one born in Ratchaburi, who in her final fourteen holes achieved 9 birdies, the last of them in the 18 that already allowed her to be in the clubhouse waiting for Iturrios to not equal her.The Spanish, with four birdies under her belt, faced the last three holes at the expense of at least one birdie leading to the tiebreaker. He was close, but had to settle for the pair in them, to end with a card of 68 (-4), and a total of 202, insufficient to take what would have been his fourth win on the circuit.

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