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Czech Masters 2017

Round 4 - Haydn Porteous wins by two shots

September 4, 2017

Haydn Porteous shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Czech Masters by two strokes for his second European Tour title.

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Starting two shots behind overnight leader Lee Slattery, the 23-year-old South African birdied six holes in the final round - together with three bogeys - to close at 13-under 275 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.

''To get my second European Tour win under the belt just feels amazing,'' Porteous said.

Porteous won the Joburg Open last year but was struggling since. Last week's top 10 finish at the Made In Denmark event was his first of the season.

''It's been a really torrid time through the last eight, nine months and I've really started doing the right things and slowly but surely the golf has got a little bit better,'' Porteous said.

Second-place Slattery shot a 73 for the Englishman's worst round in the tournament.

In a tight contest, Porteous birdied the first two holes to erase Slattery's lead after the third round, and surged ahead outright for the first time with a birdie on the par-5 No. 9. But Porteous fell back with two straight bogeys on the 10th and 11th, allowing Slattery to return to the top with a birdie on No. 13.

On the par-3 16th, Porteous produced a superb tee shot on the way to another birdie, holding off Slattery who also birdied the hole.

After recording the best final round of 67, another Englishman Tom Lewis was tied for third with Pontus Widegren of Sweden, one shot behind Slattery.

England's James Morrison (70) and Eddie Pepperell (68), Swede Oscar Lengden (68) and Australian Jason Scrivener (69) were tied for fifth on 8 under.

Englishman Lee Westwood had the only eagle of the day on the par-5 12th in his best round (68) to be tied for ninth.

The Czech event marked the beginning of a year-long qualification process for an automatic spot on Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Round 3 - Lee Slattery takes over lead

September 3, 2017

Lee Slattery produced a flawless 5-under 67 at the Czech Masters on Saturday for a two-shot lead over Haydn Porteous of South Africa.

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The Englishman opened the third round with his first of five birdies for 12-under 204 overall.

''I hit a couple of loose shots on the front nine early on but hit great chips to follow them up and managed to salvage the pars so it kind of kept a bit of the momentum going,'' said Slattery, who has won two titles on the European Tour.

Porteous also shot 67 for 10-under 206, while Sweden's Pontus Widegren (69) is two shots further back in third.

Second-round leader Chris Hanson and fellow Englishman Jonathan Thomson are tied for fourth on 7 under. Thomson is making his European Tour debut.

Julian Suri of the United States is among a group of five players tied for sixth on 6 under.

Earlier Saturday, Hanson shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-shot lead at the end of a second round that was delayed by heavy rain.

Weather conditions forced the suspension of play on Friday, right after Hanson birdied his first hole.

After the round resumed on Saturday, Hanson added six more birdies and a bogey to finish at 10-under 134. Slattery, who completed the second round with a 7-under 65 before play was suspended, was second.

Round 2 - Lee Slattery leads as play cut short

September 2, 2017

Lee Slattery overcame heavy rain and cold to shoot a 7-under 65 Friday and take the lead in the second round of the Czech Masters as tough weather conditions forced the suspension of play.

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As the others were dropping shots, Slattery ignored the elements and built a lead.

The Englishman opened the back nine with a couple of birdies and added three more starting on No. 13. With another three birdies and a bogey, he finished his round at 7-under 137 overall.

''It's got to be up there, if not the best round (in my career),'' said Slattery, a two-time European Tour winner.

''The only green I missed today was the eighth hole and I hit a great chip to five feet and missed it, and had a three on the first for a par,'' he said. ''So overall, it was a flawless round of golf, 14 fairways and 17 greens because I missed that one green, in this weather it was pretty incredible.''

Dylan Frittelli was one stroke behind after he birdied one of the four holes he managed to complete. Chris Hanson and Pontus Widegren were one shot behind Frittelli after playing one hole.

The second round will restart Saturday morning, with the third round to follow later in the day.

The Czech event marks the beginning of a year-long qualification process for an automatic spot on Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Round 1 - Callum Shinkwin leads with opening 66

September 1, 2017

Callum Shinkwin shot an opening 6-under 66 Thursday to take the lead at the Czech Masters.

After finishing second last month at the Scottish Open - his best result on the European Tour so far - the 24-year-old Englishman opened with a birdie at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.

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Enjoying sunny conditions early in the day that changed to rain later, Shinkwin dropped one shot at the third hole and another on No. 14 but also added seven more birdies for a one-stroke lead.

''It was very good today,'' Shinkwin said. ''My iron play to be fair was probably my strongest part but everything was good, and if everything is good you can't really score bad.''

Pontus Widegren of Sweden, South African Dylan Frittelli and another Englishman James Heath are all tied in second after carding 67. A group of eight, including American Julian Suri who won the Made in Denmark event on Sunday, is one stroke behind them.

Paul Peterson of the United States opened the defense of his title with a 3-under 69.

Starting on the back-nine, Eddie Pepperell eagled the par-5 No. 12 and added four birdies to join fellow Englishman Shinkwin at the top of the leaderboard before falling back with a couple of double-bogeys on the front nine to finish with 69.

The Czech event marks the beginning of a year-long qualification process for an automatic spot on Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Scores

1 RSA Haydn Porteous -13 18 -3 70 69 67 69 275
2 ENG Lee Slattery -11 18 1 72 65 67 73 277
T3 SWE Pontus Widegren -10 18 -2 67 72 69 70 278
T3 ENG Tom Lewis -10 18 -5 75 66 70 67 278
T5 ENG Eddie Pepperell -8 18 -4 69 73 70 68 280
T5 ENG James Morrison -8 18 -2 68 70 72 70 280
T5 AUS Jason Scrivener -8 18 -3 73 70 68 69 280
T5 SWE Oscar Lengden -8 18 -4 68 74 70 68 280
T9 ENG Callum Shinkwin -7 18 -1 66 75 69 71 281
T9 ENG Lee Westwood -7 18 -4 70 72 71 68 281
T9 ITA Matteo Manassero -7 18 -2 69 73 69 70 281
T9 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera -7 18 -3 70 73 69 69 281
T9 SCO Scott Henry -7 18 -2 71 73 67 70 281
T14 ENG Chris Hanson -6 18 1 68 66 75 73 282
T14 RSA Dean Burmester -6 18 -1 70 74 67 71 282
T14 ENG Garrick Porteous -6 18 -4 70 75 69 68 282
T14 ITA Nino Bertasio -6 18 -3 70 73 70 69 282
T18 GER Bernd Ritthammer -5 18 Par 69 73 69 72 283
T18 SWE Jens Fahrbring -5 18 -3 71 71 72 69 283
T18 ENG Mark Foster -5 18 -2 70 74 69 70 283
T18 USA Paul Peterson -5 18 -3 69 73 72 69 283
T22 CHI Felipe Aguilar -4 18 1 68 71 72 73 284
T22 SWE Jens Dantorp -4 18 -1 70 70 73 71 284
T22 AUT Martin Wiegele -4 18 2 69 73 68 74 284
T25 SWE Alexander Bjoerk -3 18 -1 71 73 70 71 285
T25 FRA Clement Berardo -3 18 -2 72 69 74 70 285
T25 RSA Dylan Frittelli -3 18 2 67 74 70 74 285
T25 FRA Gregory Bourdy -3 18 -4 69 71 77 68 285
T25 WAL Jamie Donaldson -3 18 -1 69 73 72 71 285
T25 ENG Jamie Rutherford -3 18 -1 70 74 70 71 285
T25 SWE Jeff Winther -3 18 3 74 68 68 75 285
T25 SWE Johan Edfors -3 18 -1 74 70 70 71 285
T25 ARG Ricardo Gonzalez -3 18 -1 70 72 72 71 285
T34 GER Christian Braeunig -2 18 -1 74 70 71 71 286
T34 RSA Erik Van Rooyen -2 18 1 69 74 70 73 286
T34 USA Julian Suri -2 18 4 68 74 68 76 286
T34 SWE Niclas Johansson -2 18 -2 74 71 71 70 286
T38 WAL Bradley Dredge -1 18 -2 71 74 72 70 287
T38 USA Daniel Im -1 18 1 71 72 71 73 287
T38 RSA Jaco Ahlers -1 18 -2 68 73 76 70 287
T38 ENG James Allan -1 18 2 73 69 71 74 287
T38 RSA Keith Horne -1 18 1 70 75 69 73 287
T43 ENG Charlie Ford Par 18 2 69 74 71 74 288
T43 ENG James Heath Par 18 1 67 78 70 73 288
T43 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard Par 18 1 69 74 72 73 288
T43 ENG Matt Wallace Par 18 -1 72 73 72 71 288
T43 AUS Nick Cullen Par 18 Par 72 71 73 72 288
T43 SCO Stephen Gallacher Par 18 -3 75 70 74 69 288
T43 WAL Stuart Manley Par 18 3 72 73 68 75 288
T50 ARG Rafa Echenique 1 18 2 70 75 70 74 289
T50 AUS Richard Green 1 18 2 72 73 70 74 289
T50 ENG Richard McEvoy 1 18 3 74 70 70 75 289
T50 SWE Sebastian Soederberg 1 18 4 72 71 70 76 289
T54 FRA Benjamin Hebert 2 18 1 72 72 73 73 290
T54 FRA Damien Perrier 2 18 Par 73 71 74 72 290
T54 ENG Jonathan Thomson 2 18 9 71 70 68 81 290
T54 ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick 2 18 3 70 72 73 75 290
T54 BEL Thomas Detry 2 18 3 72 71 72 75 290
59 SWE Joel Sjoeholm 3 18 2 73 70 74 74 291
T60 ENG Jordan Smith 4 18 3 72 72 73 75 292
T60 ENG Simon Dyson 4 18 5 70 73 72 77 292
T60 ENG Simon Khan 4 18 2 69 74 75 74 292
T60 KOR Soo-Min Lee 4 18 2 69 76 73 74 292
T60 ENG Steven Tiley 4 18 3 74 71 72 75 292
65 ESP Pep Angles 6 18 8 71 74 69 80 294
66 BEL Thomas Pieters 9 18 11 71 71 72 83 297
67 NED Jurrian van der Vaart 13 18 6 73 72 78 78 301
68 THA Phachara Khongwatmai 14 18 12 73 72 73 84 302
69 RSA Zander Lombard 15 18 10 70 71 80 82 303
CUT CZE Ales Korinek 2 18 72 75 71 - - 146
CUT ESP Carlos Pigem 2 18 72 73 73 - - 146
CUT AUS Daniel Fox 2 18 72 75 71 - - 146
CUT CZE Filip Mruzek 2 18 72 69 77 - - 146
CUT IND Gaganjeet Bhullar 2 18 72 70 76 - - 146
CUT FRA Joel Stalter 2 18 72 70 76 - - 146
CUT AUS Marcus Fraser 2 18 72 72 74 - - 146
CUT ENG Matthew Nixon 2 18 72 73 73 - - 146
CUT ENG Nathan Kimsey 2 18 72 69 77 - - 146
CUT RSA Peter Karmis 2 18 72 68 78 - - 146
CUT ITA Renato Paratore 2 18 72 71 75 - - 146
CUT FRA Romain Langasque 2 18 72 77 69 - - 146
CUT ENG Ryan Evans 2 18 72 70 76 - - 146
CUT SWE Anton Karlsson 3 18 72 72 75 - - 147
CUT AUS Brett Rumford 3 18 72 72 75 - - 147
CUT USA John Daly 3 18 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT FRA Julien Guerrier 3 18 72 73 74 - - 147
CUT ENG Laurie Canter 3 18 72 75 72 - - 147
CUT NED Maarten Lafeber 3 18 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT GER Martin Kaymer 3 18 72 71 76 - - 147
CUT ENG Max Orrin 3 18 72 75 72 - - 147
CUT SWE Michael Jonzon 3 18 72 73 74 - - 147
CUT THA Prom Meesawat 3 18 72 74 73 - - 147
CUT ENG Steve Webster 3 18 72 72 75 - - 147
CUT AUS Wade Ormsby 3 18 72 72 75 - - 147
CUT ENG Aaron Rai 4 18 72 72 76 - - 148
CUT SCO Craig Lee 4 18 72 68 80 - - 148
CUT ENG Gary Boyd 4 18 72 77 71 - - 148
CUT POR Jose-Filipe Lima 4 18 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat 4 18 72 72 76 - - 148
CUT ENG Marcus Armitage 4 18 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT FIN Mikko Korhonen 4 18 72 74 74 - - 148
CUT SWE Niclas Fasth 4 18 72 72 76 - - 148
CUT POR Ricardo Santos 4 18 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT FIN Roope Kakko 4 18 72 73 75 - - 148
CUT FRA Edouard Dubois 5 18 72 74 75 - - 149
CUT IRL Gary Hurley 5 18 72 73 76 - - 149
CUT ENG Gary King 5 18 72 73 76 - - 149
CUT RSA Jbe Kruger 5 18 72 72 77 - - 149
CUT AUS Nathan Holman 5 18 72 76 73 - - 149
CUT WAL Oliver Farr 5 18 72 75 74 - - 149
CUT ENG Robert Dinwiddie 5 18 72 74 75 - - 149
CUT TPE Shih-Chang Chan 5 18 72 75 74 - - 149
CUT CAN Austin Connelly 6 18 72 74 76 - - 150
CUT ESP Borja Virto 6 18 72 73 77 - - 150
CUT NIR Darren Clarke 6 18 72 74 76 - - 150
CUT ENG Liam Robinson 6 18 72 74 76 - - 150
CUT CZE Petr Gal Jr. 6 18 72 73 77 - - 150
CUT SWE Richard S. Johnson 6 18 72 77 73 - - 150
CUT AUS Ryan McCarthy 6 18 72 73 77 - - 150
CUT ENG Daniel Brooks 7 18 72 74 77 - - 151
CUT THA Danthai Boonma 7 18 72 77 74 - - 151
CUT CZE Jan Cafourek 7 18 72 75 76 - - 151
CUT RSA Justin Walters 7 18 72 72 79 - - 151
CUT CZE Lukas Tintera 7 18 72 72 79 - - 151
CUT ENG Oliver Wilson 7 18 72 77 74 - - 151
CUT ENG Paul Waring 7 18 72 77 74 - - 151
CUT AUT Rene Gruber 7 18 72 76 75 - - 151
CUT CZE Cyril Suk 8 18 72 75 77 - - 152
CUT CZE Petr Dedek 8 18 72 72 80 - - 152
CUT SWE Robert Karlsson 8 18 72 76 76 - - 152
CUT GER Sebastian Heisele 8 18 72 72 80 - - 152
CUT CZE Michal Pospisil 9 18 72 77 76 - - 153
CUT CZE Ondrej Lieser 9 18 72 75 78 - - 153
CUT ENG Paul Maddy 9 18 72 75 78 - - 153
CUT CZE Petr Nic 9 18 72 75 78 - - 153
CUT ENG Ben Evans 10 18 72 75 79 - - 154
CUT SCO Duncan Stewart 10 18 72 76 78 - - 154
CUT THA Pavit Tangkamolprasert 10 18 72 71 83 - - 154
CUT ENG Sam Walker 10 18 72 76 78 - - 154
CUT ENG John Parry 11 18 72 73 82 - - 155
CUT CZE Daniel Suchan 12 18 72 79 77 - - 156
CUT SCO Marc Warren 12 18 72 78 78 - - 156
CUT SVK Peter Valasek 12 18 72 81 75 - - 156
CUT ITA Andrea Maestroni 13 18 72 76 81 - - 157
CUT ENG Ashley Chesters 13 18 72 78 79 - - 157
CUT SVK Jan Friesz 13 18 72 82 75 - - 157
CUT ENG Richard Finch 13 18 72 80 77 - - 157
CUT GER Alexander Knappe 16 18 72 77 83 - - 160
CUT CZE Roman Kumpost 17 18 72 81 80 - - 161
CUT CZE Jakub Pokorny 19 18 72 80 83 - - 163
CUT CZE Vojtech Kostelka 21 18 72 85 80 - - 165
CUT CZE Matyas Zapletal 22 18 72 83 83 - - 166
DSQ USA David Lipsky Par - 69 73 74 - - 147
DSQ GER Florian Fritsch Par - 70 73 73 - - 146
RET ESP Borja Etchart Par - 132 82 2 - - 84
RET CZE David Siwy Par - 139 77 - - - 77

 





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