SHENZHEN, China (AP) â€” Alexander Levy of France held on to win his maiden European Tour title at the China Open on Sunday, recovering from a late double bogey to shoot a 69 and beat Tommy Fleetwood by four strokes.
The 23-year-old Levy, playing in his second year on tour, vaulted into the lead with a career-best 10-under 62 in the second round, then held off a late challenge from Fleetwood in the final round to take home his first trophy. He carded a 19-under 269 overall.
Fleetwood, who was trying for his second European Tour title, pulled within one stroke after birdieing the 17th hole, but Levy closed with back-to-back birdies to seal the win.
Fleetwood was second at 15 under and Alvaro Quiros of Spain was third, another two strokes back.