Alexander Levy lifts the Portugal Masters trophy at the wet and soggy Oceånico Victoria Golf Club, in a tournament reduced to 36 holes.
Another deluge on Sunday left parts of the Oceånico Victoria golf course unplayable shortly after the final group had teed off at 1pm, the decision was then taken a couple of hours later to call the result at 36 holes.
Tournament Director José Maria Zamora announced;
“The forecast for the final round was fine, but after two unexpected very heavy downpours on a course already saturated, it would have taken several hours to make it playable again.
“Over the course of the week we had 75mm of rain, and 12mm this afternoon, and unfortunately we had to curtail the tournament after 36 holes despite the tireless work of the greenkeeping staff.”
Alexander was declared the winner with his 36 hole total of -18 under par, with his rounds of 63 and 61. He was delighted, and amazed that he only played four shots on the weekend, and won the tournament;
“It feels very special, if at the start of the year you had said I would win two tournaments I would say ‘never!’ to you.”
“It’s a very nice feeling and I’m very happy. I work hard on this game and I think I played a good game this week.”
“I played only four shots at the weekend and I won the tournament, but the most important thing is I have the trophy in my hand.”
“It’s special, because you are only on 36 holes, but after Friday night I knew I would only play 54. But it’s a special feeling at this time.”
“I don’t realise a lot because I was focused to play this last round and try my best to win this tournament.”
Nicolas Colsaerts was in second place at -15 under par, while Felipe Aguilar was third on -13 under par, with Richard Bland, Morten Ørum Madsen and Romain Wattel tied for fourth on -12 under.