European Tour

Porsche European Open 2018

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

July 26-29

Green Eagle Golf Courses, Winsen, Germany

€2,000,000

Round 4

Richard the lionheart seals dream victory in Hamburg

July 29, 2018

Richard McEvoy claimed a dream maiden European Tour victory at the Porsche European Open as the Englishman overcame World Number 23 Bryson DeChambeau, Masters Champion Patrick Reed and a host of pretenders to the throne in a dramatic final day battle, courtesy of a birdie at the last.

Richard the lionheart seals dream victory in Hamburg, © Getty Images

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The 39 year old's win comes in his 285 th European Tour appearance, 17 years after making his debut on the tour and just seven days after triumphing on the developmental European Challenge Tour.

“It's incredible. I've waited a long time, 17 years as a pro on and off the Tour, from Challenge Tour to European Tour. I'm absolutely over the moon."

“I did exactly the same last week winning on the Challenge Tour, I've tried to enjoy my golf as much as possible. Not that I haven't been before but I just needed to that little bit more and it's just come up trumps."

There were twists and turns aplenty at Green Eagle Golf Courses as the leaders struggled in the afternoon wind but McEvoy played a safe game throughout and, having shared the lead with DeChambeau heading into the final round, a one over closing 73 was enough.

“It was a rollercoaster ride today, big time. I fought hard, I believed and even at the last hole I overpowered my caddie to lay it up to give myself the best opportunity to make birdie and I managed to do that."

“Last week on the Challenge Tour obviously was another boost to the confidence and it's come good again this week. It was a lot of hard work, a lot of bad years, a lot of good years and it never quite happened. But it was my time on the 18th green, holing that putt, so I'm very pleased.”

With German amateur Allen John - who is profoundly deaf and won gold at last year's Deaflympics - Swede Christofer Blomstrand and Italy's Renato Paratore all in the clubhouse on ten under par, McEvoy required a birdie four on the risk-reward par five 18 th hole to avoid a four-way play-off.

Against the advice of his caddie, the three-time Challenge Tour winner opted to lay up and that decision paid dividends when he knocked his third shot to 15 feet and duly holed the putt for an 11 under total, and an emotional first European Tour success.

“It's been absolutely incredible," said John. "The atmosphere out there, the people that've been walking with me for all of the 18 holes, it's just an incredible feeling."

"Making birdie after birdie on the back nine was quite cool and when I was on 18 I saw the leaderboard and I was like 'wow, I'm pretty much in contention'. It's a pretty cool feeling."

“I was so in the moment that I didn't really notice anything around me. The concentration and the routine of doing the same stuff over and over and just play the best shot that I can. That pretty much helped me to finish 18 holes without any distractions."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-11
70
65
69
73
277
T2
Allen John
GER
-10
68
73
70
67
278
T2
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-10
72
67
71
68
278
T2
Renato Paratore
ITA
-10
72
66
70
70
278
T5
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-9
69
70
71
69
279
T5
Romain Wattel
FRA
-9
67
69
72
71
279
T7
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
68
67
70
75
280
T7
Paul Casey
ENG
-8
69
69
69
73
280
T9
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-7
70
69
72
70
281
T9
David Drysdale
SCO
-7
69
67
72
73
281
T9
Matthew Nixon
ENG
-7
73
71
69
68
281
T9
Patrick Reed
USA
-7
70
66
69
76
281
T13
Alexander Levy
FRA
-6
69
68
76
69
282
T13
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-6
66
68
70
78
282
T13
David Lipsky
USA
-6
69
75
68
70
282
T13
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-6
73
65
72
72
282
T13
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-6
70
71
70
71
282
T13
Thomas Detry
BEL
-6
72
72
69
69
282
T19
Matias Calderon
CHI
-5
71
72
69
71
283
T19
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
-5
67
75
70
71
283
T19
Scott Hend
AUS
-5
68
71
69
75
283
T22
Connor Syme
SCO
-4
68
72
72
72
284
T22
Daisuke Kataoka
JPN
-4
71
71
71
71
284
T22
Jeff Winther
SWE
-4
70
72
73
69
284
T22
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-4
70
71
74
69
284
T22
Liam Johnston
SCO
-4
72
70
72
70
284
T22
Marc Warren
SCO
-4
73
71
67
73
284
T22
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-4
69
72
74
69
284
T29
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-3
68
69
73
75
285
T29
Felipe Aguilar
CHI
-3
72
68
71
74
285
T29
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-3
69
75
72
69
285
T29
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
68
72
71
74
285
T29
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-3
75
67
75
68
285
T29
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
-3
69
71
71
74
285
T29
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-3
73
71
73
68
285
T29
Philipp Mejow
GER
-3
69
69
73
74
285
T29
Rak Cho
KOR
-3
72
72
67
74
285
T29
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-3
73
71
72
69
285
T39
David Horsey
ENG
-2
69
73
67
77
286
T39
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-2
75
68
74
69
286
T39
Mikael Lundberg
SWE
-2
71
70
75
70
286
T39
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-2
68
71
73
74
286
T39
Richard Sterne
RSA
-2
72
71
72
71
286
T39
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
75
69
70
72
286
T45
Joel Stalter
FRA
-1
67
76
69
75
287
T45
Justin Walters
RSA
-1
72
72
70
73
287
T45
Nico Geyger
CHI
-1
72
69
77
69
287
T48
Birgir Hafthorsson
ISL
Par
72
70
75
71
288
T48
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
Par
71
70
70
77
288
T48
Sam Horsfield
ENG
Par
70
71
69
78
288
T48
Sebastian Heisele
GER
Par
71
69
72
76
288
T48
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
72
70
74
72
288
T48
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
Par
71
72
69
76
288
T54
Adrien Saddier
SCO
1
72
71
72
74
289
T54
Andrew Dodt
AUS
1
68
74
74
73
289
T54
Christopher Mivis
BEL
1
71
69
73
76
289
T54
Henric Sturehed
SWE
1
70
71
74
74
289
T54
Nacho Elvira
ESP
1
72
72
69
76
289
T54
Julien Guerrier
FRA
1
72
72
71
74
289
T54
Marcel Siem
GER
1
71
70
75
73
289
T54
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
1
72
70
77
70
289
T54
Steven Brown
ENG
1
68
73
77
71
289
63
Scott Fernandez
ESP
2
72
68
77
73
290
T64
Clement Sordet
FRA
3
71
72
75
73
291
T64
Jordan Smith
ENG
3
71
72
75
73
291
T64
Kim Koivu
FIN
3
72
70
73
76
291
T64
Oliver Farr
WAL
3
70
74
71
76
291
T68
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
4
70
74
74
74
292
T68
James Morrison
ENG
4
70
70
76
76
292
T68
Oscar Serna
MEX
4
73
69
72
78
292
71
Jonas Koelbing
GER
5
73
70
74
76
293
T72
Benedict Staben
GER
6
67
77
75
75
294
T72
Peter Hanson
SWE
6
70
71
73
80
294
74
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
10
78
65
74
81
298
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
GER
1
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
1
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
KOR
1
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
1
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
ENG
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
1
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Steve Webster
ENG
1
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
2
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
GER
2
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
NOR
2
77
69
-
-
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
GER
2
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
SUI
2
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
2
72
74
-
-
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
2
74
72
-
-
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
2
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
3
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
3
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
ENG
3
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
77
70
-
-
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Pep Angles
ESP
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
3
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
3
70
77
-
-
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
3
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
AUS
4
71
77
-
-
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Jack Munro
AUS
4
72
76
-
-
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
GER
4
71
77
-
-
148
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
4
74
74
-
-
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
NOR
4
68
80
-
-
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
CAN
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
5
75
74
-
-
149
CUT
Max Kramer
GER
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
5
74
75
-
-
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
SWE
5
72
77
-
-
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
5
76
73
-
-
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
NOR
6
73
77
-
-
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
USA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Hurly Long
GER
6
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
CHL
6
72
78
-
-
150
CUT
Simon Khan
ENG
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
6
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
6
75
75
-
-
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
KOR
7
73
78
-
-
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
GER
7
76
75
-
-
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
AUT
7
72
79
-
-
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
7
74
77
-
-
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
NED
7
73
78
-
-
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
7
80
71
-
-
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
GER
7
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
9
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
10
74
80
-
-
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
AUS
10
72
82
-
-
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
IRL
10
79
75
-
-
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
11
80
75
-
-
155
CUT
Paul Howard
ENG
11
74
81
-
-
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
ENG
13
78
79
-
-
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
SWE
17
82
79
-
-
161
MDF
Luca Cianchetti
ITA
4
72
72
76
-
220
MDF
Nick Cullen
AUS
5
73
71
77
-
221
MDF
Nicolai Hoejgaard
DEN
5
69
75
77
-
221
MDF
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
6
71
72
79
-
222
MDF
Jbe Kruger
RSA
8
73
71
80
-
224
RET
Chris Lloyd
ENG
Par
81
-
-
-
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
GER
Par
80
-
-
-
80
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Richard McEvoy
-11
277
T2
Allen John
-10
278
T2
Christofer Blomstrand
-10
278
T2
Renato Paratore
-10
278
T5
Hideto Tanihara
-9
279
T5
Romain Wattel
-9
279
T7
Matthias Schwab
-8
280
T7
Paul Casey
-8
280
T9
Charl Schwartzel
-7
281
T9
David Drysdale
-7
281
T9
Matthew Nixon
-7
281
T9
Patrick Reed
-7
281
T13
Alexander Levy
-6
282
T13
Bryson DeChambeau
-6
282
T13
David Lipsky
-6
282
T13
Jeung-Hun Wang
-6
282
T13
Scott Jamieson
-6
282
T13
Thomas Detry
-6
282
T19
Matias Calderon
-5
283
T19
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-5
283
T19
Scott Hend
-5
283
T22
Connor Syme
-4
284
T22
Daisuke Kataoka
-4
284
T22
Jeff Winther
-4
284
T22
Jose-Filipe Lima
-4
284
T22
Liam Johnston
-4
284
T22
Marc Warren
-4
284
T22
Soren Kjeldsen
-4
284
T29
Bradley Dredge
-3
285
T29
Felipe Aguilar
-3
285
T29
Jin-Ho Choi
-3
285
T29
Lasse Jensen
-3
285
T29
Lucas Herbert
-3
285
T29
Maximilian Kieffer
-3
285
T29
Oliver Wilson
-3
285
T29
Philipp Mejow
-3
285
T29
Rak Cho
-3
285
T29
Thomas Aiken
-3
285
T39
David Horsey
-2
286
T39
Lucas Bjerregaard
-2
286
T39
Mikael Lundberg
-2
286
T39
Oliver Fisher
-2
286
T39
Richard Sterne
-2
286
T39
Richie Ramsay
-2
286
T45
Joel Stalter
-1
287
T45
Justin Walters
-1
287
T45
Nico Geyger
-1
287
T48
Birgir Hafthorsson
Par
288
T48
Callum Shinkwin
Par
288
T48
Sam Horsfield
Par
288
T48
Sebastian Heisele
Par
288
T48
Sebastien Gros
Par
288
T48
Tapio Pulkkanen
Par
288
T54
Adrien Saddier
1
289
T54
Andrew Dodt
1
289
T54
Christopher Mivis
1
289
T54
Henric Sturehed
1
289
T54
Nacho Elvira
1
289
T54
Julien Guerrier
1
289
T54
Marcel Siem
1
289
T54
Matthieu Pavon
1
289
T54
Steven Brown
1
289
63
Scott Fernandez
2
290
T64
Clement Sordet
3
291
T64
Jordan Smith
3
291
T64
Kim Koivu
3
291
T64
Oliver Farr
3
291
T68
Adrian Otaegui
4
292
T68
James Morrison
4
292
T68
Oscar Serna
4
292
71
Jonas Koelbing
5
293
T72
Benedict Staben
6
294
T72
Peter Hanson
6
294
74
Jonathan Thomson
10
298
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
1
145
CUT
Daniel Brooks
1
145
CUT
Hinrich Arkenau
1
145
CUT
Laurie Canter
1
145
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
1
145
CUT
Min-Kyu Kim
1
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
1
145
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
1
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
1
145
CUT
Ryan Evans
1
145
CUT
Steve Webster
1
145
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
1
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
2
146
CUT
Ashton Turner
2
146
CUT
Dennis Meyerrose
2
146
CUT
Eirik Tage Johansen
2
146
CUT
Florian Fritsch
2
146
CUT
Luca Galliano
2
146
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
2
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
2
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
2
146
CUT
Ashley Chesters
3
147
CUT
Ben Evans
3
147
CUT
Carlos Pigem
3
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
3
147
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
3
147
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
3
147
CUT
Garrick Porteous
3
147
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
3
147
CUT
Gregory Havret
3
147
CUT
Matteo Manassero
3
147
CUT
Paul Peterson
3
147
CUT
Pep Angles
3
147
CUT
Richard Bland
3
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
3
147
CUT
Zander Lombard
3
147
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
4
148
CUT
Harrison Endycott
4
148
CUT
Haydn Porteous
4
148
CUT
Jack Munro
4
148
CUT
Max Schmitt
4
148
CUT
Victor Perez
4
148
CUT
Viktor Hovland
4
148
CUT
Brad Fritsch
5
149
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
5
149
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
5
149
CUT
Max Kramer
5
149
CUT
Pat Perez
5
149
CUT
Pedro Oriol
5
149
CUT
Pontus Widegren
5
149
CUT
Rasmus Hoejgaard
5
149
CUT
Andreas Halvorsen
6
150
CUT
Chase Koepka
6
150
CUT
Gavin Hall
6
150
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
6
150
CUT
Hurly Long
6
150
CUT
Mark Tullo
6
150
CUT
Simon Khan
6
150
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
6
150
CUT
Yusaku Miyazato
6
150
CUT
Eun-Shin Park
7
151
CUT
Fabian Becker
7
151
CUT
Georg Schultes
7
151
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
7
151
CUT
Maarten Lafeber
7
151
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
7
151
CUT
Niklas Adank
7
151
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
9
153
CUT
Harry Ellis
10
154
CUT
Matthew Perry
10
154
CUT
Ruaidhri McGee
10
154
CUT
Aaron Rai
11
155
CUT
Paul Howard
11
155
CUT
Alex Fitzpatrick
13
157
CUT
Mathias Groenberg
17
161
MDF
Luca Cianchetti
4
220
MDF
Nick Cullen
5
221
MDF
Nicolai Hoejgaard
5
221
MDF
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
6
222
MDF
Jbe Kruger
8
224
RET
Chris Lloyd
Par
81
RET
Marcel Schneider
Par
80