Levy Wins in Dra­matic Play-off

HK Golfer - - China Focus -

Alexan­der Levy clinched his fourth Euro­pean Tour ti­tle of his ca­reer by beat­ing overnight leader Dy­lan Frit­telli in a play-off at the RMB 20 mil­lion Volvo China Open in Haiurou, Bei­jing.

With Levy in the club­house, Frit­telli would have won in reg­u­la­tion with a birdie on the last, but a dis­ap­point­ing par by the South African meant the two went back to the par-five 18th for a play-off with Levy tak­ing the ti­tle thanks to a birdie four that Frit­telli was un­able to match.

For Levy, who carded a fi­nal round 67 (-5) to Frit­telli’s 74 (+2) to fin­ish at 17-un­der par, it meant a re­peat of his 2014

Volvo China Open win mak­ing him the first two-time cham­pion in the event’s 23-year history. Spain’s Pablo Lar­raz­a­bal took third place one shot be­hind on 16-un­der.

“It’s fan­tas­tic - I’m re­ally happy as the 2014 Volvo China Open was when I got my first win on the tour so the event means a lot to me and I en­joy play­ing in China,” said Levy.

Photo by Richard Castka/ Sport­pix­golf.com

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