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Final Portugal Masters leaderboard

Final Portugal Masters leaderboard

The final Portugal Masters leaderboard from Vilamoura, where Tom Lewis won his second European Tour title

 

Final 2018 Portugal Masters leaderboard:

PositionNameNationScore
1Tom LewisEngland-22
T2Lucas Herbert
Eddie Pepperell
Australia
England
-19
T4Marcus Kinhult
Soo-Min Lee
Sweden
South Korea
-17
6Shane LowryIreland-16
T7Ricardo Gouveia
Kim Koivu
Oliver Fisher
Sergio Garcia
Raphael Jacquelin
Portugal
Finland
England
Spain
France
-15

Portugal Masters report

Tom Lewis, in just his third start as a professional in 2011, won his maiden European Tour title at the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria. Seven years later, he has his second, at the very same course and in the very same tournament.

The Englishman carded a final-round 66 to hold off overnight leader Lucas Herbert by three shots.

Lewis, who shot 61 on Saturday, made his charge early on the final day, carding birdies on two of his opening three holes en route to a front-nine 31 which saw him lead by two at the turn.

A bogey on the 10th reduced his lead to one, but he got that shot straight back with birdie at 11 and then rolled home another gain at 13 to get to 22-under.

Lewis looked to have let his opponents back in when he found the water from the 17th tee. A penalty drop left him too far back to attack the green and instead he was forced to lay-up. An uninspiring wedge left him 30 feet from the cup, before he produced his shot of the day, draining his par putt to stay at 22-under.

He wouldn’t be caught.

Herbert, meanwhile, found water himself at 18 which saw him double bogey the hole and fall into a tie for 2nd with Eddie Pepperell, who improved on his 3rd-place finish here last time out.

But for Lewis, his seven-year winless drought was over and the relief was clear to see as he lifted the trophy that meant two years’ exemption on the European Tour.

Click here for the full round-up from the Portugal Masters, including all you need to know about the European Tour’s first ever 59.

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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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