Omega European Masters, Matt Fitzpatrick Retains Title In A Play-Off

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Matt Fitzpatrick, England, beat Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark in a play-off for the Omega European Masters trophy at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.King of the mountains Fitzpatrick reigns again

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Matt -3 under 67 today, and Lucas with the low round of the day, -7 under 63, topped the Omega European Masters leaderboard after 72 holes with -17 under par totals.

Matt retained his title with a birdie at the first extra hole, the par four 18th, to become  only the second player in history to win back to back and be crowned King of the Mountains, the other being the legendary Seve Ballesteros;

“This is what I wanted to achieve this season, another win, to get it here again is so special and to get my fifth is amazing. I love this place.”

“Of all my wins I’d say that was definitely the most difficult. I didn’t have my A game today, despite loving this place I just didn’t play my best today.”

“I managed to grind it out, made some crucial birdies coming in and I’m delighted. This is one of my best.”

“The up-and-down on seven was key. After just making bogey on six, which is kind of my favourite hole, making birdie there got me back on track and within touching distance.”

Lucas played his best, and did have a great week;

“I played really well today and I got the start we talked about yesterday, five under on the front nine put a little bit of pressure on the guys.”

“It’s hard right now, I would have loved to get that win but it’s been a great week and you can’t argue with two birdies from Matt on 18. Congrats to him.”

“I’ve played well here the last couple of years and it’s really good week, a lot of positives. It hurts right now but I’m sure after a glass of red wine tonight it’ll feel a lot better.”

Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France played well, especially on the greens with his putter to grab third place at -15 under par, with a last round -3 under 67;

“It’s a good experience here. To stay in contention twice in the year, I think I’ve never done that before so that’s on its way.”

“I made a lot of birdies so that means that the work on the greens has been really good. I’m much better off the tee compared to last year so it’s good. The work is going to pay rewards.”

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