Otto Hangs On for Maiden Win in Italy

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European TourMILAN, Italy -- Hennie Otto won his first European Tour title by shooting a 3-under 69 Sunday to hold off Oliver Wilson by one stroke at the Italian Open.
 
The South African had four birdies and a bogey at Castello di Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club to finish at 25-under 263. Wilson, an Englishman, shot an 8-under 64, the best round of the day.
 
Its great to win at last, said Otto, who failed to defend a five-shot advantage going into the final round of the Madeira Islands Open in March. I have been working very hard on my putting and I dont think Ive ever holed more long putts than I did this week.
 
Robert Karlsson, who shot a course-record 61 Friday, had a 5-under 67 to finish third, two shots behind.
 
It was a good try, I suppose, but I havent really played that well over the weekend and that is why I have come up a bit short, the Swede said.
 
Two-time major champion John Daly (67) finished 12 shots behind at 275.
 
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