SAN ROQUE, Spain -- Peter Hanson won the Spanish Open on
Sunday, defeating Swedish countryman Peter Gustafsson with a par on
the first playoff hole.
Gustafsson shot a 6-under-par 66 to overtake Hanson, the
third-round leader, and finish regulation at 8-under 280. Hanson
closed with a 71.
Hanson missed the green on the playoff hole, the 18th, but
chipped to about 1 foot. Gustaffson also missed the green and
"I am really happy with how I played today with the pressure of
coming out with the lead," Hanson said after his first victory on
the European Tour. "Apart from a couple bad club selections, I
don't think I missed a shot.
"It is always hard to get your first win and, as I haven't been
in this position before, to pull it off on my first time feels
Ireland's Peter Lawrie birdied the last two holes for a 69 and
shared third place at 283 with South Africa's Hennie Otto, who
birdied the last hole for a 72.