HAMBURG, Germany, July 29 (UPI) -- Anders Romero of Argentina proved he can close the deal Sunday, posting a 2-under 70 to win the Deutsche Bank Players Championship going away.
Last week, Romero blew a final-round lead in the British Open when he double-bogeyed and bogeyed late. But this time around, he showed no signs of choking, posting a birdie on No. 18 to win his first European Tour title by three strokes with a 19-under-par 269.
Romero pulled away from the field at Gut Kaden Saturday with a 9-under 63.
"It feels great to win my first tournament," said Romero, who also earned a five-year exemption on the European Tour. "I came here thinking this was the time for me."
Soren Hansen fired an eight-under 64 in the final round to finish tied for second at 16-under-par 272. He was joined there by Oliver Wilson (66). Peter O'Malley was two strokes behind that duo after a closing 65.