Open de France: Nicolas Colsaerts ends seven-year wait for victory

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Former Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts has won his first title since 2012 in the Open de France.
Despite carding a one-over-par 72 in the final round at Le Golf National, the Belgian ended one shot ahead of Denmarks Joachim B. Hansen.
Colsaerts began the week 114th on the Race of the European Tour to Dubai and at risk of losing card.
Ive been coming here because I dont know how many years, its been a very long road, he told Sky Sports.
So lots of individuals have supported me over time, thats why I get really emotional. I went through ups and downs for so many decades
Recent years for Colsaerts happen to be a far cry from 2012 when he had been selected as a wildcard by captain Jose Maria Olazabal to participate in the European group that pulled theMiracle of Medinah whenever they arrived from 10-4 down to defeat the USA 14.5-13.5.
There was lots of drama, although now rated 424th from the world, rounds of 67, 66, and 67 had awarded him a three-stroke lead heading into the last round.
His benefit had gone he chipped in for an eagle.
However since the Dane was passed the lead, he shot to run a double-bogey six up.
Yet Hansen faltered at the 17th with a double bogey of his own, permitting Colsaerts to hang for his third European Tour title and first since May 2012.
England impressed in their win over Australia, but face the evaluation of holders New Zealand to get a spot in the World Cup final.
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