Casey victorious in the Netherlands

European Tour

England’s Paul Casey shot a 66 in the final round of the KLM Open to claim his 13th European Tour title on Sunday.

Casey played superbly and finished 14-under-par at the Kennemer Golf Club – one clear of three-time champion Simon Dyson.

The win came at a celebratory time in the life of the 37-year-old from Cheltenham as he became a father on September 1 when his fiance Pollyanna Woodward gave birth to a baby boy.

More celebrations followed on the final round as England’s Andy Sullivan, who finished another stroke back in third, won a trip into space worth USD100,000 for a hole-in-one on the 15th.

Sullivan holed out with a nine iron on the 163-yard hole on his way to a closing 67, but was not too convinced that he would explore outer space just yet.

“I’m not sure yet,” he noted and… “I’ll see what the missus says!”

Casey started the day four shots off the pace but came out of the blocks flying with birdies on four of his first seven holes.

A birdie on the 14th was followed by his only bogey of the day on the 15th before closing with three pars to seal the victory.

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