Golfer Darius van Driel finished in joint second place in the European Open in Hamburg on Monday.

He equaled his best result at a tournament of the European Tour.

Van Driel, who also finished second in the Belgian Knockout two years ago, came after a final round of 70 strokes to a total of 210.6 under par. That was 2 strokes more than the Englishman Marcus Armitage, who finished with a round of 65 and won the tournament with 208 strokes, 8 under par.

Van Driel shared second place with the Belgian Thomas Detry, the Italian Edoardo Molinari and the Englishman Matthew Southgate.

Due to corona restrictions in Germany, the tournament lasted three days instead of the usual four days.

Joost Luiten finished eleventh with -2 after a final round of 70 strokes.

Wil Besseling also played the third round in 70 strokes and was tied for eighteenth with -1.

Van Driel mainly played stable on the Green Eagle golf course in Hamburg.

With scores of 71, 69 and 70, the 32-year-old Leidschendammer had no real outliers, but his scores kept him in the race for the overall victory.

It did not get that far, Van Driel was just not sharp enough for that in the third round;

he set two bogeys against four birdies.