Wesselingh tops Langer in European Senior Tour playoff

Paul Wesselingh (middle) defeated Bernhard Langer (right) in a playoff to win the WINSTONgolf Senior Open. Philip Golding (left) finished third. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

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VORBECK, Germany – England's Paul Wesselingh won the European Senior Tour's WinstonGolf Senior Open on Sunday, beating German star Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff.

Wesselingh shot a 7-under 65, closing eagle-birdie, to match Langer and England's Phil Golding at 15-under 201 at WinstonGolf. Langer, a five-time winner this season on the Champions Tour, had a 69, and Golding shot 66.

All three players birdied the first playoff hole. Wesselingh and Langer parred the second, and Golding dropped out with a bogey.