SEVILLE, SPAIN - MAY 06: Francesco Molinari of Italy holds the winner trophy with his wife Valentina and child Tommaso after winning the Open de Espana at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla on May 6, 2012 in Seville, Spain (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

SEVILLE, Spain – Italian Ryder Cup player Francesco Molinari won the Spanish Open here on Sunday, turning a four-stroke deficit into a three-shot win in stunning fashion.

Overnight leader Simon Dyson of England slumped to a 76 despite opening the final round with two birdies, while Molinari had a tournament-best of 65.

Seven birdies in the first 14 holes and then four closing pars were enough to see the 29-year-old home.

Joint second were Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Spaniards Pablo Larrazabal and Alejandro Canizares, while Dyson fell all the way to joint 12th. – Sapa-AFP