Alexander Levy earned his fourth European Tour win after Dylan Frittelli squandered a three-shot lead at the Volvo China Open. The 26-year-old Frenchman won the tournament for the second time in three years after defeating Frittelli in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Levy posted a closing 5-under 67 to come from seven shots off the overnight lead and finish at 17 under to tie Frittelli at the top of the leaderboard. The Frenchman took the title with a birdie on the first extra hole, the par-5 18th.
This win propels him to 11th on the Race to Dubai. “It’s an amazing feeling to be back in the winner’s circle,” Levy said. “This means a lot because it was the first tournament I won on the European Tour.
“I won last year (the Porsche European Open) after a bad injury and to come back with the win was very tough for me. I’m really happy with what I did today.”