Magical Alexander Levy victorious in Morocco
Alexander Levy showed steely resolve to win the Trophee Hassan II on a splendid Sunday on Morocco.
The Frenchman would sign for a two under 70 around the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, enough to take him to eight under for the tournament, just one stroke ahead of Alvaro Quiros.
Levy started the day one shot off the lead but after a birdie on the third, he took a share of the lead. After reaching the par five fifth in two, Levy tapped in for another birdie and the solo lead.
There was another clutch moment from Levy when he made a superb par save on the 11th, getting out a bunker and rolling in the remaining 15 footer to stay in front. A birdie on the par three 17th would put him out of reach of the final group.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 22, 2018
“This feels so good,” the five-time European Tour winner told europeantour.com.
“I’m a little bit tired now because it was really tough today but I did a really good job today. For me, I played an amazing game. I’m so happy to win this trophy.
“Like what I said from the start of the season, I need to improve my game,” he said of his Ryder Cup chances. “I need to work a lot. I worked a lot the last two days, two weeks, and I won this trophy.
“So that’s helped me but step by step, it’s a good win but I need to go back to work because we can see we have a lot of good players in Europe. So it will be tough to make it.”
Quiros was sanguine about his fall from the top spot on Sunday.
“I was struggling a lot tee-to-green today compared with the last three rounds,” he admitted. “And my putting, it’s been very poor lately. So in that way, it’s so difficult to be competitive.”
Further down the leaderboard, four players – including swedish pair Joakim Lagergren and Alexander Bjork – were two shots back on six under, while South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen and Andy Sullivan were back in T7 on five-under.
Four golfers to oppose short priced favourite Jon Rahm with in this week’s Open de Espana
The European Tour heads to Spain for three weeks and the action begins at Club de Campo Villa Madrid.
Danny Willett enjoys perfect birthday with Alfred Dunhill Links Championship win
The Englishman won for the first time in over two years.
Danny Willett in pole position to win Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The major champion could be having a double celebration on Sunday.
Tyrrell Hatton takes one-shot lead into Dunhill Links Championship third round
Fellow Ryder Cup stars Danny Willett and Tommy Fleetwood were not far behind.
Solid start for Sungjae Im at Sanderson Farms Championship: Can he land a second PGA Tour title?
The Korean posted a first round of 67 at the Country Club of Jackson as he made his 2021/22 seasonal bow.
Tyrrell Hatton shrugs off Ryder Cup disappointment to earn share of Dunhill lead
The 29-year-old is looking to win the event for a third time.
Shane Lowry fully focused on 2023 Ryder Cup despite getting ‘dog’s abuse’ in US
Lowry won one point from three matches on his Ryder Cup debut.
On this day in 2002: Europe beat the United States in the Ryder Cup
The hosts won 15½-12½ at The Belfry.
What Europe need to do to avoid further Ryder Cup embarrassment in Italy in 2023
Dustin Johnson became the first American since Larry Nelson in 1981 to compile a perfect 5-0 record in the 19-9 rout at Whistling Straits.
Lee Westwood would be ‘honoured’ by Ryder Cup captaincy but hopes to play again
The 48-year-old won his singles match against Harris English in a lost cause at Whistling Straits.