European Open: France's Alexander Levy wins third European Tour title

Alexander Levy
Alexander Levy won the Volvo China Open and Portugal Masters in 2014
European Open final round leaderboard
-19 A Levy (Fra), R Fisher (Eng); -16 R Karlsson (Swe), M Jonzon (Swe) -15 B Wiesberger (Aut); -14 M Kaymer (Ger);
Selected others: -13 R Bland (Eng), M Southgate (Eng); -12 T Fleetwood (Eng), B Dredge (Wal)
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France's Alexander Levy beat England's Ross Fisher in a play-off to win the European Open in Bad Griesbach.

In an event reduced to 54 holes by bad weather, Levy sank a winding 20-yard putt on the second extra hole to secure his third European Tour title.

Fisher, who also won this event in 2008, had hit a seven-under-par 64 to set up the play-off after Levy bogeyed his final hole for a two-under 69.

Martin Kaymer, part of Europe's Ryder Cup team, finished five shots back.

Levy, who went into the final round with a four-shot lead after 36 bogey-free holes, admitted he struggled to deal with the pressure of leading.

The 26-year-old carded three bogeys in his first five holes, then put his second shot into the spectators' area on the 18th.

"I didn't play really good on the front nine. I was thinking about the score and not on my own game," he said.

"I stayed patient and I started to play really good on the back nine."

Fisher, 35, was pleased with his putting, as he sank seven birdies in a bogey-free final round in Bavaria.

"I felt like I played pretty flawless on the front side, and kept it going on the back," the Englishman said.

"I didn't leave one short which is a positive sign."

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