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Golf: France's Levy clinches maiden pro title in China

Published on Apr 27, 2014 5:20 PM
This handout photo taken and received by OneAsia on April 26, 2014 shows Alexander Levy of France as he hits a shot during the third round of the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. -- PHOTO: AFP

SHENZHEN, China (AFP) - Frenchman Alexander Levy won the first professional tournament of his fledgling career on Sunday, holding off a spirited charge from England's Tommy Fleetwood in the US$3.2 million (S$4 million) Volvo China Open.

The 23-year-old overnight leader showed few nerves as he plotted his way around Shenzhen's par-72 Genzon Golf Club in three-under 69 for a total score of 19-under 269 and the US$530,000 winner's cheque.

He had started the final round three strokes ahead of Alvaro Quiros and was soon four ahead when the Spaniard bogeyed the first hole.

It quickly got worse for the big-hitting Quiros as he played aggressive golf in a bid to gain ground on Levy but dropped further back to go out in one-over par.

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