Volvo China Open leaderboard 2018

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The final leaderboard from the Volvo China Open, where Alexander Bjork won his maiden European Tour title

The final Volvo China Open leaderboard 2018:


Sweden’s Alexander Bjork fired a final round 65 to win for the very first time on the European Tour at the Volvo China Open.

It was a congested final round at the Topwin Golf & Country Club, with Jordan Smith setting the clubhouse lead at 16-under.

But Bjork managed to birdie both 15 and 17 to post an 18-under total, with only Adrian Otaegui and Matt Wallace in the final group able to match him.

When Otaegui three-putted the 17th, only an eagle at the final hole, from either player, could take Bjork to a playoff.

Wallace crunched a long-iron straight down the pin, but it flew over the back, leaving a tricky chip which he left well short. Otaegui pulled his fairway metal, but he could only get up and down to finish a shot short of the Swede, who was waiting anxiously in front of the TV screen.

Read Keel Timmins’ full China Open round-up here

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