Portugal Masters: Alexander Levy wins rain-shortened event

Alexander Levy shelters from rain on the first tee on Sunday
Levy followed an opening eight-under-par 63 with a 10-under 61
Portugal Masters final leaderboard
-18 Levy (Fra); -15 Colsaerts (Bel); -13 Aguilar (Chi); -11 Bland (Eng), Wattel (Fra), Madsen (Den)

France's Alexander Levy won the Portugal Masters as the event was reduced to 36 holes by persistent rain.

The tournament had already been cut to 54 holes after rain on Thursday and Friday meant many players did not start their second rounds until the weekend.

Levy, who was leading on 18 under after round two, had played one hole of round three when rain returned and organisers decided 36-hole scores would stand.

It is the 24-year-old's second European Tour win, after April's China Open.

"If at the start of the year you say to me, 'You are going to win two tournaments', I would say 'never'," Levy told Sky Sports.

"It's a very nice feeling to me. I'm very happy."

Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, who parred the first alongside Levy, finished second, three shots adrift on 15 under with Chile's Felipe Aguilar two further back.

Europe's victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley was one of only four players to complete the final round.

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