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Portugal Masters 2016

Round 4 - Padraig Harrington wins again after 8 years

October 24, 2016

Padraig Harrington stayed calm on the final hole to win the Portugal Masters on Sunday for his first European Tour victory in eight years.

Harrington pitched from the rough and holed a 4-foot par putt to close with a 6-under 65. That left him at 23-under 261 for the tournament, enough for a one-shot win over defending champion Andy Sullivan.

Three-time major champion Harrington had taken the lead with his sixth birdie of the day on the 17th, and finished a bogey-free round at the Victoria Clube de Golfe to clinch his 15th European Tour victory. He last won on tour in 2008 at the U.S. PGA Championship.

The Irishman is now tied with Thomas Bjorn at 15th on the all-time list.

''It's always important to get a win every year,'' Harrington said. ''I tried to be really aggressive. The golf course suited me and I just tried to go after every pin I could and make birdies. I have a pretty good short game that was on form this week. No matter where I hit it, I felt like I could get it up and down.''

The 45-year-old Harrington finished two shots in front of Anders Hansen of Denmark and Mikko Korhonen of Finaland, who were tied for third.

Sullivan, who was trying to become the first player to successfully defend the title, birdied four of his first five holes but the Englishman couldn't make a charge in the end. He also shot a 6-under 65.

American David Lipsky (65) tied for fifth place.

Round 3 - Part timer Anders Hansen shares lead

October 23, 2016

A year after announcing his retirement from full-time golf, Anders Hansen took a share of the lead at the Portugal Masters after going 9-under 62 through the third round on Saturday.

The Danish golfer shares a one-stroke lead with Finland's Mikko Korhonen.

Hansen made nine birdies in a flawless round.

The 46-year-old Hansen announced he was retiring at the Oceanico Victoria golf club after playing the Portugal Masters last year. He was able to keep playing on a part-time basis in 2016 because he was among the top 40 on the career money list.

''I didn't really have a strategy, just go out and play, and just try to enjoy it,'' Hansen said. ''I'm very happy where I am and there is no re-think about starting playing golf again. It probably helps a little bit because it doesn't really matter to me either way.''

Padraig Harrington is one stroke behind Hansen and Korhonen.

Defending champion Andy Sullivan, Paul Lawrie, and Chris Paisley are all two shots back.

Round 2 - Andy Sullivan shares lead after a 61

October 22, 2016

Defending champion Andy Sullivan had 10 birdies in a 10-under round of 61 to take a share of the lead after two rounds of the Portugal Masters on Friday.

The English golfer, who won last year's event by a record nine shots, pulled level with overnight leader Marc Warren.

''It only takes a couple of putts to go in and you start seeing it go in all the time,'' Sullivan said. ''Last year, I was aggressive the whole way around, and I've got to be aggressive again.''

The Scottish player Warren had seven birdies and one bogey in a round of 65 to stay with Sullivan on 14-under overall.

Irish veteran Padraig Harrington - who posted 63 on the day - and Swede Jens Fahrbring (64) are one stroke behind.

American David Lipsky is another shot back.

Round 1 - Marc Warren takes opening day lead

October 21, 2016

Marc Warren took a one-shot lead at the Portugal Masters on Thursday but speculation that the European Tour could witness a round of 59 at the rough-free Victoria Clube de Golfe proved premature.

Scotland's Warren began with six straight birdies but a bogey on the seventh stalled his momentum before he went on to make three further gains in an eight under par 63.

"I think I've had six or seven birdies in a row but never at the start of the round," said Warren.

"It's an absolutely perfect start. Everything was going right for me, just the right numbers and landing it close and a couple of tap-ins. It was a great start."

Callum Shinkwin, David Lipsky, Eddie Pepperell, Matthew Baldwin and Mikko Korhonen are all a shot back.

Defending champion Andy Sullivan was at four under alongside in-form Alex Noren.

Scores

1 IRL Padraig Harrington -23 - 66 63 67 65 261
2 ENG Andrew Sullivan -22 - 67 61 69 65 262
T3 DEN Anders Hansen -21 - 67 66 62 68 263
T3 FIN Mikko Korhonen -21 - 64 67 64 68 263
T5 SCO Paul Lawrie -20 - 66 66 65 67 264
T5 USA David Lipsky -20 - 64 66 69 65 264
T5 ENG Chris Paisley -20 - 65 67 65 67 264
T5 ENG Robert Rock -20 - 67 66 67 64 264
9 ESP Nacho Elvira -19 - 65 67 67 66 265
T10 ENG Oliver Fisher -18 - 66 67 69 64 266
T10 FRA Benjamin Hebert -18 - 70 66 66 64 266
T12 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard -17 - 67 67 70 63 267
T12 SWE Jens Fahbring -17 - 65 64 70 68 267
T12 SCO Stephen Gallacher -17 - 67 68 64 68 267
T12 ENG Simon Khan -17 - 69 67 64 67 267
T12 SCO Marc Warren -17 - 63 65 70 69 267
T17 SWE Joakim Lagergren -16 - 66 66 68 68 268
T17 AUS Jason Scrivener -16 - 68 66 67 67 268
T17 ENG Callum Shinkwin -16 - 64 68 67 69 268
T17 ENG Matthew Southgate -16 - 68 67 66 67 268
T17 RSA Justin Walters -16 - 67 66 71 64 268
T22 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia -15 - 66 68 68 67 269
T22 ENG David Horsey -15 - 68 67 66 68 269
T22 FRA Raphael Jacquelin -15 - 66 65 70 68 269
T22 ENG Richard McEvoy -15 - 71 67 67 64 269
T22 AUS Brett Rumford -15 - 67 66 69 67 269
T22 ENG Graeme Storm -15 - 68 66 68 67 269
T22 ENG Paul Waring -15 - 67 64 72 66 269
T29 SWE Peter Hanson -14 - 68 68 68 66 270
T29 ENG Tom Lewis -14 - 71 65 68 66 270
T31 ESP Alejandro Canizares -13 - 65 70 67 69 271
T31 RSA George Coetzee -13 - 66 68 69 68 271
T31 DNK Lasse Jensen -13 - 66 70 67 68 271
T31 BEL Thomas Pieters -13 - 69 69 68 65 271
T31 ESP Alvaro Quiros -13 - 69 69 68 65 271
T31 SCO Richie Ramsay -13 - 71 61 69 70 271
T37 RSA Thomas Aiken -12 - 67 68 69 68 272
T37 RSA Trevor Fisher Jr. -12 - 69 63 68 72 272
T37 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -12 - 67 68 68 69 272
T37 DNK Joachim B Hansen -12 - 68 70 65 69 272
T37 FRA Thomas Linard -12 - 71 65 67 69 272
T37 SWE Alexander Noren -12 - 67 67 68 70 272
T37 ENG Anthony Wall -12 - 69 68 68 67 272
T44 CHI Felipe Aguilar -11 - 71 67 67 68 273
T44 ESP Jorge Campillo -11 - 69 64 68 72 273
T44 SCO David Drysdale -11 - 69 65 69 70 273
T44 ENG Simon Dyson -11 - 67 65 71 70 273
T44 GER Florian Fritsch -11 - 70 68 67 68 273
T44 SWE Robert Karlsson -11 - 71 62 70 70 273
T50 ENG Matthew Baldwin -10 - 64 69 73 68 274
T50 FRA Clement Berardo -10 - 70 66 69 69 274
T50 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts -10 - 67 70 63 74 274
T50 ESP Eduardo De La Riva -10 - 68 67 68 71 274
T50 ENG Robert Dinwiddie -10 - 68 68 69 69 274
T50 RSA Jean Hugo -10 - 71 67 68 68 274
T50 SCO Scott Jamieson -10 - 69 64 71 70 274
T50 DEN Thorbjorn Olesen -10 - 69 67 71 67 274
T50 USA Paul Peterson -10 - 67 71 69 67 274
T50 GER Marcel Siem -10 - 67 67 70 70 274
T50 KOR Y.E. Yang -10 - 70 68 65 71 274
T61 ITA Nino Bertasio -9 - 69 68 68 70 275
T61 SWE Johan Carlsson -9 - 68 66 71 70 275
T61 GER Maximilian Kieffer -9 - 68 68 69 70 275
T61 THA Prom Meesawat -9 - 67 67 70 71 275
65 ENG Chris Hanson -8 - 68 68 74 66 276
T66 SWE Pelle Edberg -7 - 70 67 72 68 277
T66 AUT Lukas Nemecz -7 - 70 68 68 71 277
T66 ENG Steve Webster -7 - 70 67 69 71 277
67 DEN Thomas Bjorn Par - - - - - 0
T69 ENG Daniel Brooks -6 - 69 69 74 66 278
T69 ENG Matt Ford -6 - 69 69 70 70 278
T69 USA Daniel Im -6 - 68 68 73 69 278
T69 ENG John Parry -6 - 69 68 71 70 278
T73 ENG Ryan Evans -4 - 66 71 70 73 280
T73 SWE Niclas Fasth -4 - 69 68 73 70 280
T73 ITA Renato Paratore -4 - 67 71 67 75 280
T76 FRA Edouard Espana -3 - 65 66 75 75 281
T76 SWE Mikael Lundberg -3 - 71 65 70 75 281
CUT ESP Pedro Oriol -5 - - 66 - - 66
CUT ITA Francesco Laporta -3 - 73 66 - - 139
CUT SCO Craig Lee -3 - 73 66 - - 139
CUT DEN Morten Orum Madsen -3 - 71 68 - - 139
CUT WAL Stuart Manley -3 - 72 67 - - 139
CUT FRA Julien Quesne -3 - 69 70 - - 139
CUT ESP Borja Virto -3 - 71 68 - - 139
CUT IRL Paul Dunne -2 - 73 67 - - 140
CUT ENG Mark Foster -2 - 71 69 - - 140
CUT FRA Gregory Havret -2 - 72 68 - - 140
CUT ENG David Howell -2 - 70 70 - - 140
CUT ESP Pablo Larrazabal -2 - 71 69 - - 140
CUT ITA Matteo Manassero -2 - 69 71 - - 140
CUT ESP Jose Maria Olazabal -2 - 73 67 - - 140
CUT ENG Eddie Pepperell -2 - 64 76 - - 140
CUT ENG Lee Slattery -2 - 71 69 - - 140
CUT ENG Laurie Canter -1 - 72 69 - - 141
CUT ENG James Morrison -1 - 71 70 - - 141
CUT ENG Gary Boyd Par - 71 71 - - 142
CUT SWE Kristoffer Broberg Par - 69 73 - - 142
CUT WAL Rhys Davies Par - 71 71 - - 142
CUT ENG Daniel Gavins Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT FRA Sebastien Gros Par - 69 73 - - 142
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous Par - 70 72 - - 142
CUT FRA Gary Stal Par - 72 70 - - 142
CUT FRA Romain Wattel Par - 73 69 - - 142
CUT ENG Ben Evans 1 - 66 77 - - 143
CUT POR Pedro Figueiredo 1 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT FIN Roope Kakko 1 - 75 68 - - 143
CUT ENG James Robinson 1 - 69 74 - - 143
CUT SWE Magnus A Carlsson 2 - 68 76 - - 144
CUT POR Pedro Lencart Silva 2 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT ESP Adrian Otaegui 2 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT SWE Jeff Winther 2 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT ESP Joao Carlota 3 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT AUS Richard Green 3 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT SCO Andrew McArthur 3 - 70 75 - - 145
CUT ENG Ross McGowan 3 - 74 - - - 74
CUT SCO Jamie McLeary 3 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT NIR Michael Hoey 4 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT ITA Edoardo Molinari 4 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT POR Joao Ramos 5 - 70 77 - - 147
CUT ENG David Dixon 6 - 72 76 - - 148
CUT ENG Oliver Wilson 6 - 76 72 - - 148
CUT SWE Bjorn Akesson 7 - 72 77 - - 149
CUT ENG James Busby 8 - 78 72 - - 150
CUT POR Tiago Cruz 9 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT POR Hugo Santos 10 - 73 79 - - 152
CUT POR Tomas Silva 11 - 74 79 - - 153

 





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