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KLM Open suspended after Fabrizio Zanotti hit by golf ball

Fabrizio Zanotti was forced to retire from the KLM Open first round after being struck by a ball.

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The Paraguayan had completed six holes of his round before the incident occurred and he received medical attention on the course.

Play was immediately suspended for 30 minutes at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Netherlands, before the 31-year-old was taken to hospital.

"Paraguayan player Fabrizio Zanotti is hit by a ball and is transported by ambulance to hospital," read a post on the KLM Open's official Twitter account.

"He is okay but [is] on his way to hospital to be assessed further."

Zanotti has one European Tour victory to his name after clinching the BWM International Open in June.

A subsequent update from the European Tour confirmed that Zanotti was recovering well after the accident.

"Fabrizio is receiving treatment after being struck on the head by a ball on the 16th hole. Glad to say he is okay though and we wish him well," the update read.

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