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Sergio Garcia wins KLM Open by one shot

By AAP Newswire

Sergio Garcia has won the 100th edition of the KLM Open by one shot, holding his nerve for a par on the final hole to finish on 18-under and leave Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark in second place.

Garcia kissed his young daughter Azalea and threw her up in the air on the 18th green after holing a short putt to seal his victory with a three-under 69 in the final round that mixed four bogeys with seven birdies on Sunday.

"Great week, amazing," Garcia said.

"We had a great week and it's great to win again."

The Spaniard played it safe on the final hole, just moments after 18-year-old Hojgaard had narrowly missed an eagle putt on the same hole to finish 17-under.

"It was nice I only needed a five on the last," Garcia said.

England's Matt Wallace carded a 68 to finish third on 15-under.

Australia's Jake McLeod finished 11 shots off the lead after carding a 70 while compatriot Harrison Endycott was forced to retire.