Alexander Levy wins weather-shortened, 36-hole Portugal Masters
Alexander Levy of France won the shortened Portugal Masters after the third and final round was abandoned because of further bad weather Sunday.
Thunderstorms and water-logged greens had already led to the event being reduced to 54 holes Friday, and more rain Sunday saw it finally cut to 36 holes.
Levy’s rounds of 63 and 61 on Thursday and Friday left him on 18-under-par 124 — three shots ahead of Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts.
Levy didn’t play Saturday while the rest of the field finished the second round.
Both Levy and Colsaerts managed just one hole Sunday before rain left the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club’s course unplayable.
”I played only four shots at the weekend and I won the tournament, but the most important thing is I have the trophy in my hand,” Levy said. ”But it’s a special feeling at this time.”
It was the 24-year-old Levy’s second European Tour title after he won the Volvo China Open earlier this year. That makes him the first Frenchman to win two European Tour titles in the same season.
”If at the start of the year you had said I would win two tournaments I would say `never!’ to you,” Levy said.
Chilean Felipe Aguilar was third on 13 under, with Romain Wattel, Richard Bland and Morten Orum Madsen tied for fourth.