Karlsson wins at Hamburg

July 30, 2006 at 6:40 PM
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HAMBURG, Germany, July 30 (UPI) -- Sweden's Robert Karlsson Sunday coasted to a four-shot victory at the European Tour's Players Championship of Europe in Hamburg, Germany.

In the final round, which ended with a double bogey, Karlsson shot 5-under 67 to finish at 25-under 263.

With the victory, he likely cemented a spot on the European Ryder Cup team.

"I pretty much felt like I was in control of what was happening out there and it felt fantastic," said Karlsson. "As regards the Ryder Cup, I'll probably get it in the way it looks now and that would be fantastic to be in it."

Charl Schwartzel (67) of South Africa and England's Lee Westwood (69) tied for second place at 21-under 267.

Graeme McDowell (65) of England, Italy's Emanuele Canonica (67), Retief Goosen (67) of South Africa and Andres Romero (66) of Argentina tied for fourth at 20-under 268.

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