France’s Alexander Levy wins China Open with play-off success over South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli
The 26-year-old wins title for a second time at Topwin Golf and Country Club on Sunday
Alexander Levy overturned a seven-stroke deficit in the final round to win the Volvo China Open in a play-off on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Frenchman captured his second China Open, after winning the European Tour event in 2014, when he beat South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli on the first play-off hole.
The pair finished tied for the lead at 17-under-par after Levy closed with a five-under 67 and Frittelli – who was seven in front of the Frenchman at the start of the day and four clear of his nearest rival with nine holes to play – shot a final-round 74.
Replaying the par-five 18th, Levy sealed victory when he drained a long putt for birdie after Frittelli missed his birdie attempt and took par at Topwin Golf and Country Club.
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Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal, who led at the halfway stage, finished third, one shot behind at 16-under, after closing with a 72.
Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger (67) and England’s Chris Wood (68) tied for fourth at 15-under.