Levy on top in China

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Frenchman Alexander Levy captured his maiden European Tour title with an impressive four shot victory in the Volvo China Open.


The 23-year-old shot a course record 62 on Friday and went into the final day three shots ahead and managed to birdie the last for a round of 69 and his first victory.

His only hiccup of the day came on the 15th when he double-bogeyed the hole to move closer to the chasing pack.

“It was a difficult putt, difficult pin position, my ball was in the divot,” said Levy. “It was a difficult shot, I made double bogey but I knew I was playing well and I was only thinking about my game.

“I didn’t feel any pressure on the golf course because I’m confident. I just played my golf and focussed on the target. I saw Tommy made a birdie on the 17th but I like the pressure.”

With his win, Levy became the 20th different winner of the Volvo China Open, taking home a winner’s cheque worth €389,150.

Tommy Fleetwood was Levy’s closest challenger and he had birdied the first three holes in Shenzhen to narrow the deficit to one, but he bogeyed the last to finish the week in second place on 15-under-par.

Willett wins a new car


Levy was not the only prize winner on the final day, either, as Englishman Danny Willett won a new Volvo car thanks to a hole-in-one at the 12th hole.

“It’s pretty cool to win such a great car,” said Willett. “I’m looking forward to taking it for a spin.”

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