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Hanson beats McIlroy by one shot to win BMW Masters

First published: October 28, 2012, 3:03 PM IST | Updated: October 28, 2012
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Hanson beats McIlroy by one shot to win BMW Masters
Hanson finished at 21-under 267 on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren and earned $1,166,600 in the European Tour's richest regular event.

Shanghai: Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke.

Hanson finished at 21-under 267 on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren and earned $1,166,600 in the European Tour's richest regular event. He won the KLM Open last month in the Netherlands and has six career tour victories.

The top-ranked McIlroy, the winner last year when the event was a non-sanctioned exhibition tournament, finished with a 67.

Third-ranked Luke Donald was third at 17 under after a 66, and fellow Englishman Ian Poulter completed a Ryder Cup sweep of the top four spots, closing with a 65 to finish at 16 under.

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