South Africa’s George Coetzee claimed his fifth European Tour title with victory in the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.
Coetzee carded a closing 66 at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course to finish 16 under par, two shots ahead of England’s Laurie Canter, who also returned a 66.
Pre-tournament favourite Tommy Fleetwood completed his preparations for the US Open in style with a superb 64 to finish a shot further back alongside Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren.
What a shot!
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Coetzee took a one-shot lead into the final round but fell two behind Masahiro Kawamura after the Japanese player carded three early birdies.
However, Coetzee ended a run of six straight pars with birdies on the seventh and eighth to move back into the lead and extended it with another on the 11th before enjoying a major slice of luck on the next, where his drive only cleared the water by a few feet and stuck in the bank of the hazard.
Canter ended a run of 10 straight pars with birdies on the 16th and 17th to briefly catch Coetzee, but moments later the 34-year-old almost holed his tee shot to the 16th and converted the birdie putt from close range.