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Final Omega European Masters leaderboard

The final Omega European Masters 2018 leaderboard from Crans-sur-Sierre, where Matt Fitzpatrick successfully defended his title

 

Final Omega European Masters leaderboard 2018:

PositionNameNationScore
1Matt FitzpatrickEngland-17 *
2Lucas BjerregardDenmark-17
3Mike Lorenzo-VeraFrance-15
4Nacho ElviraSpain-12
5Daniel BrooksEngland-11
T6Hideto Tanihara
Ashun Wu
Japan
China
-10
T8Phachara Khongwatmai
Doug Ghim
Charl Schwartzel
Darren Fichardt
Thailand
United States
South Africa
South Africa
-9
* – FItzpatrick defeated Bjerregard on the first playoff hole

What happened at the Omega European Masters?

Matt Fitzpatrick won his fifth European Tour title before the age of 25 after beating Lucas Bjerregaard in a one-hole play-off at Crans-sur-Sierre.

It was Bjerregaard who broke free to set the clubhouse target at 17-under, carding back-to-back birdies over the 14th and 15th holes to add to a sizzling front-nine of 30.

Mike Lorenzo-Vera, in search of his maiden win, saw his chances fade with a double-bogey seven at the par-5 14th, but a brilliant birdie on the very next hole levelled him alongside Fitzpatrick in a tie for second.

The Englishman, who started the day with a two-shot lead, bogeyed the 3rd and 6th but dug deep and found himself, along with Lorenzo-Vera, needing birdie at 18 to force a play-off.

Lorenzo-Vera’s ball found water on his approach to end his chances. But Fitzpatrick, a natural fader of the ball, knocked his approach to eight feet and stroked home to bring Bjerregaard back to the 18th tee after a 40-minute wait.

Fitzpatrick, who defeated Scott Hend in extra holes here last year, and Bjerregaard both found the rough with their tee shots. And while the Dane could only watch as his ball trickled past the hole and come to a rest against the collar of the thick stuff, Fitzpatrick left himself 10 feet to birdie the same hole back-to-back and complete a remarkable comeback.

What Ryder Cup heartbreak?

Click here for Harvey Jamison’s full European Masters round-up, including highlights and how Matt Wallace and Thomas Pieters dealt with their Ryder Cup snubs in very different ways…

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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