23-year old French golfer Alexander Levy won the China Open despite making a mistake which was deemed ‘costly’ He was relaxed in light of the double bogey that erased his lead which he had earlier. He recovered from the mistake by returning with back-to-back birdies on the last 2 holes which gave him is first European Tour win.
He won the championship by 4 strokes over Tommy Fleetwood which Levy said was largely attributed by his smile. After the win, he said that the key to this success was the need to enjoy and be able to smile through the game as being upset for missing a shot or not having anything go by plan would only make matters worse.
This is only his second year on the tour where he led with a best 10-under 62 in his career during the second round. After that, he was touted to be heading to winning the championship with a 5-shot lead after making a birdie on the 13th.
But then it looked as if he courted trouble at par-4 15th when he sent the ball off to the other side of the green and then two-putted for a double bogey which pretty much cut his lead to 2 strokes from Fleetwood. Levy then held on to the pressure when he set up a 3-foot birdie putt to take one of the best shots of the week, according to the winner.