European Tour

Omega European Masters 2018

September 06-09

Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

€2,700,000

September 06-09

Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans-Montana, Switzerland

€2,700,000

Round 4

Swiss double for fantastic Fitzpatrick

September 09, 2018

Matthew Fitzpatrick beat Lucas Bjerregaard in a play-off to become the first man in 40 years to successfully defend the title at the Omega European Masters.

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"That was tough, that was really tough. Of all my wins I'd say that was definitely the most difficult. I didn't have my A game today, despite loving this place I just didn't play my best today. I managed to grind it out, made some crucial birdies coming in and I'm delighted. This is one of my best."

The Englishman started the day four shots ahead of Bjerregaard but the Dane carded a brilliant 63 to set the target at 17 under and Fitzpatrick had to birdie the last to take it to extra holes.

"The up-and-down on seven was key. After just making bogey on six, which is kind of my favourite hole, making birdie there got me back on track and within touching distance. I just managed to grind it out, didn't make any sloppy mistakes coming in and managed to finish with a few birdies."

"Last time was a lot different, I felt like I was playing okay but it was just make par, make par, make par. For whatever reason this year, a change of attitude, I definitely feel like I'm playing way better right now than I was this time last year. Me and Alistair agreed, 'just go out and try and win it, don't hope that the other guy doesn't play too well'. That's what we did and I can't say how happy I am that it paid off."

"This is what I wanted to achieve this season - another win. To get it here again is so special and to get my fifth is amazing. I love this place."

The 24 year old then put his approach to 12 feet on the first trip back up the 18th and another birdie saw him become the first player since the late, great Seve Ballesteros to go back-to-back at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.

The final day had developed into an enthralling three-way battle between Fitzpatrick, Bjerregaard and Mike Lorenzo-Vera, with the Frenchman right in it until he bogeyed the last after finding the water.

"I played really well today and I got the start we talked about yesterday, five under on the front nine put a little bit of pressure on the guys," said Bjerregaard. "It's hard right now, I would have loved to get that win but it's been a great week and you can't argue with two birdies from Matt on 18. Congrats to him."

"I've played well here the last couple of years and it's really good week, a lot of positives. It hurts right now but I'm sure after a glass of red wine tonight it'll feel a lot better."

"I needed a fast start, he was a good bit in front of me. I needed to come out and put some pressure on and I did that - birdie on the first and birdie on five."

"It would have been nice to get it this week but it feels like it's close, the game has been good with three straight top tens so I'm pretty pleased with that."

Lorenzo-Vera finished at 15 under, three shots clear of Spaniard Nacho Elvira and four ahead of England's Daniel Brooks.

“It's a good experience here," said Lorenzo-Vera. "To stay in contention twice in the year, I think I've never done that before so that's on its way."

“I got out of the game-plan and then I paid. At this level you cannot get out of the game-plan."

“I made a lot of birdies so that means that the work on the greens has been really good. I'm much better off the tee compared to last year so it's good. The work is going to pay rewards."

Fitzpatrick needed extra holes to beat Scott Hend in the mountains last season and became just the third player this term to mount a successful defence after Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka.

At 24 years and eight days old, he also becomes the youngest Englishman to get to five European Tour victories, having won in every season since coming through the Qualifying School in 2014.

For Portugal Masters champion Bjerregaard, the result is a third consecutive top ten, while Lorenzo-Vera has three top tens this season as he looks for a maiden victory.

Japan's Hideto Tanihara and Chinese Wu Ashun were at ten under, a shot clear of South African pair Darren Fichardt and Charl Schwartzel, American Doug Ghim and Thai Phachara Khongwatmai.

Frenchman Adrien Saddier made the 32nd hole-in-one of the season and second of the week when he holed a seven iron from 192 yards on the 13th.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-17
69
64
63
67
263
2
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-17
68
65
67
63
263
3
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-15
68
66
64
67
265
4
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-12
66
69
67
66
268
5
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-11
69
67
64
69
269
T6
Ashun Wu
CHI
-10
70
65
65
70
270
T6
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-10
65
66
71
68
270
T8
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-9
67
69
68
67
271
T8
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-9
68
71
68
64
271
T8
Doug Ghim
USA
-9
68
65
67
71
271
T8
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-9
68
71
68
64
271
T12
Gavin Green
MAS
-7
69
69
63
72
273
T12
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-7
71
68
70
64
273
T12
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
68
69
66
70
273
T12
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
65
70
69
69
273
T16
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
69
69
70
66
274
T16
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-6
69
70
69
66
274
T16
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-6
69
65
66
74
274
T16
Laurie Canter
ENG
-6
68
69
72
65
274
T16
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
70
67
65
72
274
T16
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
67
72
68
67
274
T16
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-6
72
67
68
67
274
T23
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
70
67
71
67
275
T23
Chris Wood
ENG
-5
68
70
71
66
275
T23
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
71
68
69
67
275
T23
David Horsey
ENG
-5
70
69
69
67
275
T23
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
65
71
73
66
275
T23
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-5
71
66
73
65
275
T23
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-5
68
66
70
71
275
T30
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-4
65
72
68
71
276
T30
David Drysdale
SCO
-4
66
70
72
68
276
T30
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
69
67
69
71
276
T30
Ryan Fox
NZL
-4
67
69
72
68
276
T30
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-4
68
67
66
75
276
T35
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-3
68
69
71
69
277
T35
Chase Koepka
USA
-3
71
65
69
72
277
T35
David Lipsky
USA
-3
68
70
66
73
277
T35
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
66
71
67
73
277
T35
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
70
69
69
277
T35
Justin Walters
RSA
-3
66
71
72
68
277
T35
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
64
71
73
69
277
T35
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-3
69
68
72
68
277
T43
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
69
67
71
71
278
T43
Romain Wattel
FRA
-2
69
67
72
70
278
T45
Andres Romero
ARG
-1
72
67
70
70
279
T45
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
70
69
68
72
279
T45
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-1
71
67
70
71
279
T45
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-1
69
70
72
68
279
T45
Scott Hend
AUS
-1
70
69
70
70
279
T45
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
69
66
71
73
279
T51
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
70
68
73
69
280
T51
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
69
70
74
67
280
T51
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
68
71
70
71
280
T51
Matt Wallace
ENG
Par
68
69
69
74
280
55
Jorge Campillo
ESP
2
74
65
68
75
282
T56
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
67
68
77
71
283
T56
James Morrison
ENG
3
70
69
70
74
283
T56
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
3
70
69
73
71
283
T59
Danny Willett
ENG
4
68
66
79
71
284
T59
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
71
68
78
67
284
T59
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
4
67
71
70
76
284
T59
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
72
66
71
75
284
T59
Ross Fisher
ENG
4
70
69
75
70
284
64
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
5
71
68
74
72
285
65
Adrien Saddier
SCO
8
74
65
77
72
288
T66
Josh Geary
NZL
9
68
70
81
70
289
T66
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
69
69
79
72
289
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
71
69
-
-
140
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
70
70
-
-
140
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
74
66
-
-
140
CUT
David Howell
ENG
Par
71
69
-
-
140
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
71
69
-
-
140
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
69
71
-
-
140
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
73
67
-
-
140
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
Par
70
70
-
-
140
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
Par
74
66
-
-
140
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
71
69
-
-
140
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
69
71
-
-
140
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
70
70
-
-
140
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
1
67
74
-
-
141
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
1
71
70
-
-
141
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
73
68
-
-
141
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
69
72
-
-
141
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
71
70
-
-
141
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
2
68
74
-
-
142
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Robert Rock
ENG
2
68
74
-
-
142
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
2
67
75
-
-
142
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Benjamin Rusch
SWE
3
68
75
-
-
143
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Nicola Gerhardsen
SUI
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
4
69
75
-
-
144
CUT
Gerold Folk
AUT
4
73
71
-
-
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Mathias Eggenberger
SUI
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
4
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Thomas Pieters
BEL
4
67
77
-
-
144
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
5
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
5
75
70
-
-
145
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
5
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
6
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
6
70
76
-
-
146
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Raphael De Sousa
CHE
6
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
6
77
69
-
-
146
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
6
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
78
68
-
-
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
SUI
7
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
8
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
8
69
79
-
-
148
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
8
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
9
77
72
-
-
149
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
9
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
9
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
9
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
10
72
78
-
-
150
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
10
79
71
-
-
150
CUT
Robert Foley
SUI
10
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
10
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
10
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
11
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
John Daly
USA
12
77
75
-
-
152
CUT
Marc Dobias
SUI
12
78
74
-
-
152
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
13
74
79
-
-
153
CUT
Cedric Gugler
SUI
15
80
75
-
-
155
CUT
Loris Schuepbach
SUI
16
74
82
-
-
156
RET
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
Par
69
-
-
-
69
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
-
-
-
70
RET
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
84
-
-
-
84
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-17
263
2
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-17
263
3
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-15
265
4
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-12
268
5
Daniel Brooks
ENG
-11
269
T6
Ashun Wu
CHI
-10
270
T6
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-10
270
T8
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-9
271
T8
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-9
271
T8
Doug Ghim
USA
-9
271
T8
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
-9
271
T12
Gavin Green
MAS
-7
273
T12
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-7
273
T12
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
273
T12
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
273
T16
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
-6
274
T16
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-6
274
T16
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-6
274
T16
Laurie Canter
ENG
-6
274
T16
Nino Bertasio
ITA
-6
274
T16
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-6
274
T16
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-6
274
T23
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-5
275
T23
Chris Wood
ENG
-5
275
T23
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
275
T23
David Horsey
ENG
-5
275
T23
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
275
T23
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-5
275
T23
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-5
275
T30
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-4
276
T30
David Drysdale
SCO
-4
276
T30
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-4
276
T30
Ryan Fox
NZL
-4
276
T30
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-4
276
T35
Andrew Johnston
ENG
-3
277
T35
Chase Koepka
USA
-3
277
T35
David Lipsky
USA
-3
277
T35
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
277
T35
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
277
T35
Justin Walters
RSA
-3
277
T35
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
277
T35
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-3
277
T43
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
278
T43
Romain Wattel
FRA
-2
278
T45
Andres Romero
ARG
-1
279
T45
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
279
T45
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-1
279
T45
Mikko Korhonen
FIN
-1
279
T45
Scott Hend
AUS
-1
279
T45
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
-1
279
T51
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
Par
280
T51
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
280
T51
Lee Slattery
ENG
Par
280
T51
Matt Wallace
ENG
Par
280
55
Jorge Campillo
ESP
2
282
T56
Alexander Levy
FRA
3
283
T56
James Morrison
ENG
3
283
T56
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
3
283
T59
Danny Willett
ENG
4
284
T59
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
4
284
T59
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
4
284
T59
Pedro Oriol
ESP
4
284
T59
Ross Fisher
ENG
4
284
64
Ricardo Gonzalez
ARG
5
285
65
Adrien Saddier
SCO
8
288
T66
Josh Geary
NZL
9
289
T66
Robert Karlsson
SWE
9
289
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
140
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
Par
140
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
Par
140
CUT
David Howell
ENG
Par
140
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
140
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
Par
140
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
Par
140
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
Par
140
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
Par
140
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
Par
140
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
Par
140
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
Par
140
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
1
141
CUT
Andrea Pavan
ITA
1
141
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
1
141
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
141
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
141
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
1
141
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
1
141
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
1
141
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
1
141
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
1
141
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
1
141
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
2
142
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
2
142
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
2
142
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
2
142
CUT
Robert Rock
ENG
2
142
CUT
Thomas Detry
BEL
2
142
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
2
142
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
3
143
CUT
Benjamin Rusch
SWE
3
143
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
143
CUT
Haotong Li
CHN
3
143
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
143
CUT
Nicola Gerhardsen
SUI
3
143
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
143
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
4
144
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
4
144
CUT
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
4
144
CUT
Gerold Folk
AUT
4
144
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
144
CUT
Mathias Eggenberger
SUI
4
144
CUT
Matthew Nixon
ENG
4
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
4
144
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
4
144
CUT
Thomas Pieters
BEL
4
144
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
5
145
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
5
145
CUT
Henric Sturehed
SWE
5
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
5
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
145
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
5
145
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
5
145
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
5
145
CUT
Rak Cho
KOR
5
145
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
GER
5
145
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
6
146
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
6
146
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
6
146
CUT
Raphael De Sousa
CHE
6
146
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
6
146
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
146
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
6
146
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
6
146
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
6
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
SUI
7
147
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
7
147
CUT
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
8
148
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
8
148
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
8
148
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
9
149
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
9
149
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
9
149
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
9
149
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
10
150
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
10
150
CUT
Robert Foley
SUI
10
150
CUT
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
10
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
10
150
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
11
151
CUT
John Daly
USA
12
152
CUT
Marc Dobias
SUI
12
152
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
13
153
CUT
Cedric Gugler
SUI
15
155
CUT
Loris Schuepbach
SUI
16
156
RET
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
Par
69
RET
Mark Foster
ENG
Par
70
RET
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
84