31 Aug '14, 8pm

Hennie Otto wins Italian Open; Stephen Gallacher falls short of Ryder Cup spot

Hennie Otto wins Italian Open; Stephen Gallacher falls short of Ryder Cup spot

TURIN, Italy (AP) --- Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third. Otto, who won the event in 2008, shot a 4-under 68 to finish with a 20-under total of 268 and hold off David Howell, who surged up the leaderboard with a 63 to finish second. Howell opened with an eagle and added seven birdies to beat Gallacher (65) by one shot. Gallacher needed a top-two finish to dislodge former U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell from the automatic Ryder Cup places for Europe's team. It was only the 38-year-old's Otto's second tournament since his recovery from two back operations. "I was playing well before the injury but it is a surprise to win so soon," Otto said. "Golf is not perfect and to come back after the operations and win in my s...

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