Thriston Lawrence wins in Munich for 4th European tour title
MUNICH — Thriston Lawrence overhauled Joost Luiten in a tense finish to win the BMW International Open by one stroke Sunday for his fourth DP World Tour title.
Lawrence started the final round four strokes off the lead but his 3-under 69, combined with a 2-over 74 for Luiten, was enough for the South African to win at 13 under. Luiten bogeyed the 17th and was left needing a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff, but he could only make par.
Lawrence has won all four of his titles in just over a year and a half, since his first at the DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned Joburg Open in Nov. 2021.
Poland’s Adrian Meronk (68), who is chasing a Ryder Cup spot, was one of four tied for third at 11 under, along with Daniel Hillier (71), Rikuya Hoshino (69) and Maximilian Kieffer (68).
The trio another shot behind included Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen (69), who won plaudits for his impressive tour debut on an invite after recently finishing his college golf career at Oklahoma State.