China Open 2017

Round 4 - Alexander Levy wins in a playoff

May 1, 2017

Alexander Levy of France beat Dylan Frittelli in a playoff Sunday to win the China Open.

The 2014 champion began the final round seven shots behind overnight leader Frittelli. Levy birdied the par-5 18th for 67 to finish on 17-under 271 and force a playoff with the South African.

Frittelli sent his second shot on the last hole over the hospitality tent and had to settle for par in a 2-over 74 and a trip back up the 18th.

Levy then found the fairway off the tee while Frittelli sent his drive into a bunker. But after the Frenchman ended in sand with his second, both men were left with birdie putts.

Frittelli missed his attempt and Levy rolled home from 15 feet to claim victory.

''That's an amazing feeling to be back in the winner's circle,'' Levy said. ''This means a lot because it was the first tournament I won on the European Tour.''

Pablo Larrazabal began the day as Frittelli's closest challenger and the Spaniard closed with a 72 to finish third at 16 under, a shot clear of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and England's Chris Wood.

Wiesberger - last week's winner after a playoff in Shenzhen - carded a closing 67 while Wood shot 68.

Round 3 - Dylan Frittelli vaults in to lead

April 30, 2017

Dylan Frittelli of South Africa moved three strokes clear of the China Open field after carding an 8-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday.

Frittelli birdied eight holes in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to get to 19 under.

Pablo Larrazabal of Spain was his nearest challenger at 16 under after a 70.

Frittelli birdied the 15th to go two shots in front. When he made par from the sand on the 16th and Larrazabal bogeyed, the lead turned into three. Both of them birdied their last hole.

Alexander Levy of France, the 2014 champion, was third at 12 under after a 71.

Frittelli, who is bidding for his first European Tour title, tied the course record of 63 on Friday, a day after Levy. Frittelli tied for fifth in Shenzhen last weekend.

English golfer Chris Wood scored 65 with just a single bogey to get to 11 under, a shot clear of South Korea's Moon Kyong-jun and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger.

Home favorites Li Haotong and Yi Cao were at 9 under alongside South African George Coetzee and South Korea's Lee Soo-min.

Round 2 - Pablo Larrazabal leads at halfway

April 29, 2017

Pablo Larrazabal fired a 6 under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the China Open.

Larrazabal, who started the second round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey with five birdies and an eagle on the par-4 11th to finish at 14 under.

Dylan Frittelli had the lowest score of the round with a 63 and was tied for second at 11 under with overnight leader Alexander Levy, who shot a 70 in the second round.

Lee Soo-min was four shots off the pace in fourth place after a 65.

Thomas Detry (66) and George Coetzee (69) shared fifth spot.

Bernd Wiesberger, who won last week's Shenzhen International, was in the large group tied for eighth at 7 under.

Round 1 - Alexander Levy leads with opening 63

April 28, 2017

Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open.

The Frenchman, who won the China Open in 2014, carded nine birdies in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to finish one stroke ahead of Pablo Larrazabal.

Levy is looking to become the first golfer to win the Volvo China Open twice and take his tally of European Tour wins to four.

''I played great,'' he said. ''I hit 18 greens today and had some good putts for birdie, two or three long putts that helped.''

Peter Hanson and James Morrison (both 67) were tied at 5 under with Raphael Jacquelin, Dean Burmester and George Coetzee.

Jorge Campillo and Yi Cao were among a group of golfers a further shot back.

Bernd Wiesberger, who won last week's Shenzhen International, was six strokes off the pace after a 69, tied at 3 under with defending champion Li Haotong.

Anthony Wall - making his 500th European Tour start this week - shot a 1-under 71, while Ryan Dillon (77) recorded the 14th hole-in-one of the season as he holed a 7 iron from 180 yards on the 13th.

Scores

1 FRA Alexander Levy -17 - 63 70 71 67 271
2 RSA Dylan Frittelli -17 - 70 63 64 74 271
3 ESP Pablo Larrazabal -16 - 64 66 70 72 272
T4 AUT Bernd Wiesberger -15 - 69 68 69 67 273
T4 ENG Chris Wood -15 - 72 68 65 68 273
T6 ENG Ross Fisher -14 - 73 70 64 67 274
T6 KOR Yong-Eun Yang -14 - 69 68 71 66 274
8 RSA George Coetzee -13 - 67 69 71 68 275
T9 ESP Jorge Campillo -12 - 68 70 70 68 276
T9 KOR Soo-Min Lee -12 - 69 65 73 69 276
T11 CHN Haotong Li -11 - 69 71 67 70 277
T11 FRA Michael Lorenzo-Vera -11 - 73 66 71 67 277
T13 FRA Benjamin Hebert -10 - 70 72 66 70 278
T13 RSA Justin Walters -10 - 71 70 68 69 278
T13 CHN Kyong-Jun Moon -10 - 69 71 66 72 278
T13 NZL Michael Hendry -10 - 72 67 71 68 278
T13 FRA Raphael Jacquelin -10 - 67 71 71 69 278
T18 RSA Brandon Stone -9 - 70 71 70 68 279
T18 RSA Darren Fichardt -9 - 69 71 72 67 279
T18 FRA Julien Quesne -9 - 74 68 69 68 279
T18 THA Phachara Khongwatmai -9 - 70 73 68 68 279
T18 ITA Renato Paratore -9 - 74 68 68 69 279
T18 SWE Rikard Karlberg -9 - 69 71 71 68 279
T24 CHI Ashun Wu -8 - 71 70 68 71 280
T24 USA David Lipsky -8 - 69 71 69 71 280
T24 RSA Jaco Van Zyl -8 - 68 69 71 72 280
T24 SWE Johan Carlsson -8 - 70 70 68 72 280
T24 KOR Rak Cho -8 - 72 70 67 71 280
T24 FRA Romain Wattel -8 - 72 71 66 71 280
T24 CHN Yi Cao -8 - 68 72 67 73 280
T31 PAR Fabrizio Zanotti -7 - 71 67 73 70 281
T31 ENG James Morrison -7 - 67 74 68 72 281
T31 NED Joost Luiten -7 - 68 69 76 68 281
T31 USA Peter Uihlein -7 - 72 66 71 72 281
T31 DEN Thorbjorn Olesen -7 - 71 67 70 73 281
T36 ESP Nacho Elvira -6 - 73 70 70 69 282
T36 ITA Matteo Manassero -6 - 70 70 72 70 282
T36 FIN Mikko Ilonen -6 - 70 70 69 73 282
T36 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia -6 - 74 67 67 74 282
T36 ENG Sam Walker -6 - 69 74 70 69 282
T36 IND Shiv Chawrasia -6 - 71 72 68 71 282
T42 ENG Graeme Storm -5 - 69 68 75 71 283
T42 GER Marcel Siem -5 - 71 70 74 68 283
T42 ENG Matthew Southgate -5 - 71 72 69 71 283
T42 BEL Nicolas Colsaerts -5 - 72 66 71 74 283
T42 USA Paul Peterson -5 - 69 69 71 74 283
T42 ESP Pep Angles -5 - 70 68 71 74 283
T48 GER Bernd Ritthammer -4 - 70 67 74 73 284
T48 WAL Bradley Dredge -4 - 72 68 72 72 284
T48 CHI Felipe Aguilar -4 - 73 67 72 72 284
T48 AUS Jason Norris -4 - 70 73 66 75 284
T48 ENG Robert Rock -4 - 72 70 72 70 284
T48 AUS Sam Brazel -4 - 73 70 67 74 284
T48 BEL Thomas Detry -4 - 70 66 73 75 284
T48 THA Thongchai Jaidee -4 - 72 71 67 74 284
T56 ENG Chris Paisley -3 - 73 70 67 75 285
T56 ENG David Howell -3 - 71 71 69 74 285
T56 DNK Lucas Bjerregaard -3 - 71 72 70 72 285
T59 AUS Brett Rumford -2 - 71 71 70 74 286
T59 KOR Jeung-Hun Wang -2 - 73 66 74 73 286
T59 CHN Wocheng Ye -2 - 74 69 73 70 286
T62 SCO Richie Ramsay -1 - 71 72 72 72 287
T62 CHN Zihan She -1 - 73 70 75 69 287
64 KOR Jin-Ho Choi 1 - 69 70 74 76 289
T65 RSA Dean Burmester 2 - 67 70 73 80 290
T65 AUS Matthew Guyatt 2 - 72 71 72 75 290
CUT CHN Hongfu Wu 6 - 72 70 76 76 294
CUT ESP Alejandro Canizares Par - 71 73 - - 144
CUT ESP Carlos Pigem Par - 74 70 - - 144
CUT SCO David Drysdale Par - 71 73 - - 144
CUT CHN Dong Su Par - 71 73 - - 144
CUT FRA Gary Stal Par - 73 71 - - 144
CUT FRA Gregory Bourdy Par - 76 68 - - 144
CUT ENG Jordan Smith Par - 69 75 - - 144
CUT ENG Lee Slattery Par - 75 69 - - 144
CUT AUS Nick Cullen Par - 74 70 - - 144
CUT SWE Robert Karlsson Par - 70 74 - - 144
CUT FRA Romain Langasque Par - 73 71 - - 144
CUT CHN Rongjian Tang Par - 73 71 - - 144
CUT NZL Ryan Fox Par - 70 74 - - 144
CUT CHN Shiyu Fan Par - 73 71 - - 144
CUT SCO Stephen Gallacher Par - 71 73 - - 144
CUT CHN Wenyi Huang Par - 71 73 - - 144
CUT ESP Adrian Otaegui 1 - 70 75 - - 145
CUT GER Alexander Knappe 1 - 72 73 - - 145
CUT CHN Bowen Xiao 1 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT AUS David McKenzie 1 - 73 72 - - 145
CUT IND Gaganjeet Bhullar 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT FIN Janne Kaske 1 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT IND Jeev Milkha Singh 1 - 73 72 - - 145
CUT SWE Magnus A. Carlsson 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT GER Maximilian Kieffer 1 - 69 76 - - 145
CUT THA Namchoak Tantipokakul 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT THA Nirun Sae-Ueng 1 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT ENG Richard Bland 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT KOR Yeong-Su Kim 1 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT ENG Anthony Wall 2 - 71 75 - - 146
CUT CHN Daxing Jin 2 - 74 72 - - 146
CUT AUS Michael Sim 2 - 75 71 - - 146
CUT AUS Scott Hend 2 - 76 70 - - 146
CUT DEN Thomas Bjorn 2 - 74 72 - - 146
CUT SWE Alexander Bjoerk 3 - 73 74 - - 147
CUT AUS Andrew Dodt 3 - 72 75 - - 147
CUT USA Bio Kim 3 - 76 71 - - 147
CUT CHN Dongyu Wang 3 - 76 71 - - 147
CUT AUS Jason Scrivener 3 - 75 72 - - 147
CUT THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat 3 - 73 74 - - 147
CUT FIN Mikko Korhonen 3 - 74 73 - - 147
CUT KOR Seung-Hyuk Kim 3 - 76 71 - - 147
CUT CHN William Liu 3 - 70 77 - - 147
CUT CHN Xinyang Li 3 - 77 70 - - 147
CUT ITA Edoardo Molinari 4 - 74 74 - - 148
CUT KOR Gi-Whan Kim 4 - 77 71 - - 148
CUT CHN Jianfeng Ye 4 - 77 71 - - 148
CUT CHN Shaocai He 4 - 78 70 - - 148
CUT AUS Steven Jeffress 4 - 76 72 - - 148
CUT CHN Zihao Chen 4 - 71 77 - - 148
CUT CHN Ziting Wang 4 - 74 74 - - 148
CUT SWE Joakim Lagergren 5 - 75 74 - - 149
CUT ITA Nino Bertasio 5 - 75 74 - - 149
CUT FRA Gregory Havret 6 - 80 70 - - 150
CUT CHN Hao Yuan 6 - 73 77 - - 150
CUT CHN Huilin Zhang 6 - 78 72 - - 150
CUT AUS Jordan Zunic 6 - 73 77 - - 150
CUT USA Mark Baldwin 6 - 77 73 - - 150
CUT USA Ryan Dillon 6 - 77 73 - - 150
CUT ENG Callum Shinkwin 7 - 71 80 - - 151
CUT TPE Lu Sen Lien 7 - 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Tian Yuan 7 - 80 71 - - 151
CUT CHN Xuewen Luo 7 - 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Zeyu He 7 - 75 76 - - 151
CUT CHN Changwei Wang 8 - 78 74 - - 152
CUT CHN Junbin Zhang 8 - 77 75 - - 152
CUT USA Blake Snyder 9 - 73 80 - - 153
CUT CHN Chenxiao Duan 9 - 76 77 - - 153
CUT JPN Masaki Mikura 9 - 74 79 - - 153
CUT CHN Zheng Ouyang 9 - 78 75 - - 153
CUT THA Tae-Hoon Kim 10 - 79 75 - - 154
CUT CHN Yinong Yang 10 - 78 76 - - 154
CUT CHN Dingfeng Liang 11 - 78 77 - - 155
CUT CHN Jin Zhang 11 - 79 76 - - 155
CUT AUS Lincoln Tighe 11 - 76 79 - - 155
CUT CHN Yilong Cheng 11 - 78 77 - - 155
CUT CHN Lianwei Zhang 12 - 76 80 - - 156
CUT AUS Nathan Holman 14 - 77 81 - - 158
CUT CHN Weihuang Wu 14 - 79 79 - - 158
CUT CHN Zhu Zhuang 14 - 81 77 - - 158
CUT CHN Zihong Zhang 15 - 81 78 - - 159
CUT CHN Dinggen Chen 16 - 79 81 - - 160
CUT CHN Ren Han 17 - 81 80 - - 161
CUT CHN Haimeng Chao 18 - 86 76 - - 162
RET CHN Chun Liu 9 - 9 - - - 9
RET DNK Lasse Jensen 4 - 76 - - - 76
RET SWE Peter Hanson -4 - 67 71 2 - 140
RET CHN Yuxin Lin 16 - 83 5 - - 88