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Round 4 - Alexander Levy wins in a playoff

September 26, 2016

French golfer Alexander Levy wasted a four-shot lead but beat Ross Fisher of England in a playoff to win the shortened European Open on Sunday.

Levy had bogeys on the 16th and the 18th and narrowly missed a birdie putt on the 17th to finish the day at 2-under 69 and 19-under overall.

Fisher shot 7-under 64 on the final day but also missed a birdie putt on the 17th and tied with Levy on 19 under. Levy then made a birdie on the second playoff hole to claim the title.

The tournament was reduced to 54 holes because of fog delays over the first three days.

Levy entered the third and final round with a four-shot lead at 17 under after 36 bogey-free holes.

He had three bogeys in his first five holes as playing partner Fisher kept closing the gap to be one shot behind on the final tee.

The Frenchman put his second shot into the spectators' area to send it into a playoff.

Levy missed his first three cuts of the season and then had two spells on the sidelines in the summer due to injury. But he has been in fine form since his return at the start of the month, finishing in a tie for seventh at last week's Italian Open.

Two Swedes, Robert Karlsson (65) and Michael Jonzon (68), tied for third at 16 under.

Round 3 - Alexander Levy leads by four

September 25, 2016

France's Alexander Levy closed in on a third career European Tour triumph on Saturday when he stormed to a four-shot lead at the fog-hit European Open.

After being badly affected by the weather on Thursday and Friday when seven hours were lost, the tournament suffered three more hours of delays on Saturday, forcing organisers to declare a 54-hole event.

The third and final round will be played on Sunday.

Levy, who won two titles in 2014, came into Saturday with just one hole of his delayed second round to complete.

He made par on the ninth to stay at 17 under.

Ross Fisher made a birdie on the seventh in his final three holes to cut the Frenchman's overnight lead to five shots but it was Swede Michael Jonzon who surged through the field, shooting a 63 to get to 13 under.

Jonzon only found out he was playing on Wednesday afternoon after being fourth reserve for the event, but he will now have the chance to win his third European Tour title, 19 years after claiming his first at the Portuguese Masters.

"I always said I function well under these circumstances," said 44-year-old Jonzon.

"I struggle more just trying to make cuts because I can put a lot of pressure on myself. I know what I can do and sometimes I try too much.

"I've been there before. I'm just going to go out tomorrow and try to shoot as good as I can, whatever happens after that is not in my control."

Round 2 - Alexander Levy vaults six clear

September 24, 2016

Frenchman Alexander Levy galloped six strokes clear of the field after an incomplete second round at the European Open in Bad Griesbach on Friday.

Levy crammed 13 birdies in 26 holes to finish on 17-under-par with one hole still left to be played on Saturday morning, six ahead of European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer (17 holes), Britain's Ross Fisher (15) and Robert Karlsson of Sweden (15).

The first round was also incomplete on Thursday and early-morning fog on Friday continued to hold up proceedings.

Former European number one Karlsson is threatening the magic number of 59, albeit with preferred lies, as he is nine-under for his round with three holes to go at the par-71 course.

"It's fantastic and hopefully a 59 will happen whether it's tomorrow or another day," he told reporters.

Kaymer bemoaned the delays and the two long days the players had experienced.

"It's not the perfect preparation for the Ryder Cup," the German said.

Belgian Thomas Pieters, who will be Kaymer's team mate when Europe bid to win the Ryder Cup for the fourth edition in a row at Hazeltine, Minnesota next week, was three-under with two holes left to play in his second round.

Round 1 - Bernd Wiesberger leads with opening 63

September 23, 2016

Bernd Wiesberger shot nine birdies and one eagle to lead the European Open by two strokes after a shortened opening day on Thursday.

Play started 3 hours, 25 minutes late because of fog, and some leading contenders did not complete the first round in fading light.

Wiesberger finished with an 8-under 63, notching five birdies on the back nine, where he started. The Austrian, who hasn't missed a cut on the European Tour this season, produced a double bogey on the first, and had another bogey on the fourth, but recovered with an eagle on the eighth.

Renato Paratore of Italy was two shots adrift, with six birdies and an eagle to compensate for a double bogey on the fifth.

Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard, American Daniel Im, and England's Steve Webster all held the lead before Wiesberger's late charge took him to the top, and they finished the day at 5 under, along with Sweden's Michael Jonzon.

England's Matthew Southgate was also at 5 under through 11 holes.

Scores

1 FRA Alexander Levy -19 - 62 63 69 - 194
2 ENG Ross Fisher -19 - 65 65 64 - 194
T3 SWE Michael Jonzon -16 - 66 63 68 - 197
T3 SWE Robert Karlsson -16 - 69 63 65 - 197
5 AUT Bernd Wiesberger -15 - 63 68 67 - 198
6 GER Martin Kaymer -14 - 67 64 68 - 199
T7 ENG Richard Bland -13 - 67 67 66 - 200
T7 ESP Eduardo De La Riva -13 - 68 66 66 - 200
T7 GER Florian Fritsch -13 - 67 64 69 - 200
T7 FRA Gregory Havret -13 - 68 67 65 - 200
T7 RSA Jean Hugo -13 - 66 66 68 - 200
T7 ENG Matthew Southgate -13 - 66 67 67 - 200
T13 SWE Magnus A Carlsson -12 - 67 68 66 - 201
T13 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts -12 - 69 66 66 - 201
T13 WAL Bradley Dredge -12 - 68 64 69 - 201
T13 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -12 - 70 65 66 - 201
T13 AUS Richard Green -12 - 67 68 66 - 201
T13 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera -12 - 67 70 64 - 201
T13 USA Paul Peterson -12 - 68 66 67 - 201
T20 THA Thongchai Jaidee -11 - 69 66 67 - 202
T20 ITA Renato Paratore -11 - 65 71 66 - 202
T20 AUS Jason Scrivener -11 - 64 71 67 - 202
T20 PAR Fabrizio Zanotti -11 - 69 66 67 - 202
T24 IND Anirban Lahiri -10 - 68 68 67 - 203
T24 SCO Craig Lee -10 - 69 67 67 - 203
T24 USA David Lipsky -10 - 68 66 69 - 203
T24 ENG Richard McEvoy -10 - 68 68 67 - 203
T28 ENG Robert Dinwiddie -9 - 68 68 68 - 204
T28 ENG Oliver Fisher -9 - 66 68 70 - 204
T28 ENG David Howell -9 - 69 68 67 - 204
T28 FIN Mikko Korhonen -9 - 70 66 68 - 204
T28 SCO Paul Lawrie -9 - 70 68 66 - 204
T28 KOR Soomin Lee -9 - 66 67 71 - 204
T28 ITA Edoardo Molinari -9 - 68 68 68 - 204
T28 GER Marcel Schneider -9 - 67 69 68 - 204
T36 FRA Raphael Jacquelin -8 - 67 68 70 - 205
T36 USA Luke List -8 - 68 68 69 - 205
T36 ENG Steve Webster -8 - 66 69 70 - 205
T39 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard -7 - 66 71 69 - 206
T39 SCO David Drysdale -7 - 70 67 69 - 206
T39 SWE Niclas Fasth -7 - 70 66 70 - 206
T39 USA Daniel Im -7 - 66 72 68 - 206
T39 ITA Francesco Laporta -7 - 67 68 71 - 206
T39 FRA Thomas Linard -7 - 70 68 68 - 206
T39 SWE Mikael Lundberg -7 - 66 69 71 - 206
T39 WAL Stuart Manley -7 - 69 68 69 - 206
T39 ITA Nicolo Ravano -7 - 67 68 71 - 206
T39 RSA Richard Sterne -7 - 69 68 69 - 206
T49 ENG Daniel Brooks -6 - 68 70 69 - 207
T49 IRL Paul Dunne -6 - 66 68 73 - 207
T49 ENG David Horsey -6 - 69 69 69 - 207
T49 ENG Tom Lewis -6 - 67 68 72 - 207
T49 THA Prom Meesawat -6 - 67 71 69 - 207
T49 AUT Lukas Nemecz -6 - 69 68 70 - 207
T49 ENG Chris Paisley -6 - 71 66 70 - 207
T49 RSA Jaco Van Zyl -6 - 69 67 71 - 207
T57 RSA Dylan Frittelli -5 - 70 68 70 - 208
T57 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia -5 - 70 67 71 - 208
T57 FIN Roope Kakko -5 - 68 69 71 - 208
T57 BEL Thomas Pieters -5 - 71 67 70 - 208
T57 GER Max Rottluff -5 - 67 69 72 - 208
T57 RSA Justin Walters -5 - 66 69 73 - 208
T63 RSA Trevor Fisher Jr. -4 - 70 67 72 - 209
T63 SWE Joakim Lagergren -4 - 67 69 73 - 209
T63 SCO Jamie McLeary -4 - 68 70 71 - 209
T63 GER Bernd Ritthammer -4 - 70 67 72 - 209
T67 ENG Ryan Evans -2 - 68 70 73 - 211
T67 ESP Pedro Oriol -2 - 70 68 73 - 211
T67 GER Marcel Siem -2 - 69 69 73 - 211
CUT CHI Felipe Aguilar -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT ENG Matthew Baldwin -3 - 67 72 - - 139
CUT USA Bud Cauley -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT RSA George Coetzee -3 - 71 68 - - 139
CUT WAL Rhys Davies -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT SWE Jens Fahbring -3 - 69 70 - - 139
CUT ENG Matt Ford -3 - 70 69 - - 139
CUT IRL Padraig Harrington -3 - 71 68 - - 139
CUT NIR Michael Hoey -3 - 67 72 - - 139
CUT SCO Scott Jamieson -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT ENG Simon Khan -3 - 72 67 - - 139
CUT CHN Hao-Tong Li -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT DEN Morten Orum Madsen -3 - 72 67 - - 139
CUT SCO Andrew McArthur -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT DEN Thorbjorn Olesen -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT ESP Adrian Otaegui -3 - 66 73 - - 139
CUT GER Thomas Rosenmuller -3 - 67 72 - - 139
CUT FRA Gary Stal -3 - 68 71 - - 139
CUT ENG Graeme Storm -3 - 67 72 - - 139
CUT SWE Pelle Edberg -2 - 72 68 - - 140
CUT ENG Ben Evans -2 - 67 73 - - 140
CUT ENG Mark Foster -2 - 68 72 - - 140
CUT SCO Stephen Gallacher -2 - 66 74 - - 140
CUT ENG Daniel Gavins -2 - 68 72 - - 140
CUT SWE Peter Hanson -2 - 73 67 - - 140
CUT FRA Benjamin Hebert -2 - 68 72 - - 140
CUT DNK Lasse Jensen -2 - 69 71 - - 140
CUT SWE Marcus Kinhult -2 - 70 70 - - 140
CUT ESP Pablo Larrazabal -2 - 70 70 - - 140
CUT IRL Ruaidhri McGee -2 - 69 71 - - 140
CUT ENG James Morrison -2 - 69 71 - - 140
CUT RSA Jake Roos -2 - 70 70 - - 140
CUT ENG Jack Senior -2 - 71 69 - - 140
CUT RSA Brandon Stone -2 - 69 71 - - 140
CUT RSA Ulrich Van den Berg -2 - 71 69 - - 140
CUT FRA Romain Wattel -2 - 74 66 - - 140
CUT SWE Bjorn Akesson -1 - 69 72 - - 141
CUT ENG Gary Boyd -1 - 75 66 - - 141
CUT ESP Alejandro Canizares -1 - 70 71 - - 141
CUT SWE Johan Carlsson -1 - 68 73 - - 141
CUT GER Maximilian Kieffer -1 - 67 74 - - 141
CUT RSA Zander Lombard -1 - 72 69 - - 141
CUT ITA Matteo Manassero -1 - 70 71 - - 141
CUT ENG Ross McGowan -1 - 72 69 - - 141
CUT FRA Julien Quesne -1 - 70 71 - - 141
CUT ESP Alvaro Quiros -1 - 73 68 - - 141
CUT KOR Y.E. Yang -1 - 70 71 - - 141
CUT CHI Ashun Wu Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT IND S.S.P Chawurasia 1 - 68 75 - - 143
CUT WAL Jamie Donaldson 1 - 71 72 - - 143
CUT ENG John Parry 1 - 68 75 - - 143
CUT ENG Laurie Canter 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT AUS Andrew Dodt 2 - 70 74 - - 144
CUT DNK Joachim B Hansen 2 - 69 75 - - 144
CUT SWE Rikard Karlberg 2 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT USA Chase Koepka 2 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT RSA Tjaart Van Der Walt 2 - 70 74 - - 144
CUT FRA Clement Berardo 3 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT ESP Jorge Campillo 3 - 72 73 - - 145
CUT GER Sebastian Heisele 3 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous 3 - 72 73 - - 145
CUT ENG Oliver Wilson 3 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT USA Charlie Danielson 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT ENG Simon Dyson 4 - 70 76 - - 146
CUT ENG Chris Hanson 4 - 71 75 - - 146
CUT GER Allen John 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT USA Lee McCoy 4 - 70 76 - - 146
CUT ENG James Robinson 4 - 77 69 - - 146
CUT AUS Brett Rumford 4 - 71 75 - - 146
CUT SWE Jeff Winther 4 - 75 71 - - 146
CUT ENG David Dixon 5 - 73 74 - - 147
CUT ESP Nacho Elvira 5 - 74 73 - - 147
CUT FRA Edouard Espana 5 - 71 76 - - 147
CUT KOR Jin Jeong 5 - 72 75 - - 147
CUT AUS Scott Hend 6 - 72 76 - - 148
CUT USA Matthew Every 8 - 75 75 - - 150
CUT SWE Steven Jeppesen 8 - 76 74 - - 150
CUT USA Peter Uihlein 15 - 73 84 - - 157
DSQ SCO Richie Ramsay -1 - 74 - - - 74
DSQ SCO Marc Warren -1 - 72 - - - 72
DSQ WAL Phillip Price Par - 69 - - - 69
DSQ RSA Ernie Els 2 - 70 - - - 70
DSQ SWE Mathias Gronberg 5 - 72 - - - 72
DSQ ENG James Busby 8 - 76 - - - 76
RET FRA Sebastien Gros 6 - 77 - - - 77
RET ENG Seve Benson 3 - 74 - - - 74
RET ESP Borja Virto 7 - 73 - - - 73

 





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