Haydn Porteous wins D+D REAL Czech Masters

Haydn Porteous wins D+D REAL Czech Masters

Haydn Porteous won the D+D REAL Czech Masters by two shots from Lee Slattery of England. It was the South African’s second European Tour title.

Porteous began the final round two behind Slattery but birdies on the first two holes saw the 23-year-old South African draw level with the Englishman.

Slattery began steadily with six straight pars and he re-took the lead with a birdie on the 7th. A three-putt bogey on the next hole saw him drop back again.

Both men struggled around the turn giving England’s Tom Lewis and Pontus Widegren a chance to get involved in the battle for victory. But a birdie on the 13th from Slattery and then one from Porteous on the 14th saw them pull clear of the pack.

Porteous was one shot ahead when the pair stood on the 16th tee and, after he put his tee shot on the par-3 to tap-in distance, the tournament looked to be his. But Slattery rolled home a 12-foot birdie putt to keep his hopes alive.

The Englishman couldn’t close the gap though and a bogey on the final hole meant that Porteous won by two.

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