Andalucia Masters: Matt Fitzpatrick wins seventh European Tour title

Fitzpatrick has gained seven European Tour titles
-6 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -3 MW Lee (Aus) Soderberg (Swe); -2 L Canter, J Morrison, R Rock (Eng), A Bjork (Swe), R Fox (NZ), D Lipsky (US) F Zanotti (Par)
Chosen others: -1 B Weisberger (Aut); +1 S Jamieson (Sco); +8 R McIntyre (Sco)
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England’s Matt Fitzpatrick gained the Andalucia Masters by three pictures after a bogey-free ultimate spherical of 69 noticed him make the most of in a single day chief Laurie Canter’s closing 76.

Canter started with a three-shot lead however double-bogeyed the par-three sixth and dropped pictures on 4 additional holes.

Fitzpatrick, who was three pictures adrift initially of the day, took the lead from Sebastian Soderberg on the sixteenth.

The Swede then double-bogeyed the seventeenth at Valderrama to finish his possibilities.

Soderberg completed joint second with Australia’s Lee Min-Woo whereas Canter was an extra shot behind alongside six others together with fellow Englishmen James Morrison and Robert Rock.

“It is on the bucket listing to win round Valderrama with the historical past it has. To do it bogey free on Sunday as effectively is further particular, I am delighted,” mentioned Fitzpatrick, 27, who was competing in his first occasion since shedding all his matches in Europe’s Ryder Cup defeat.

“It is superb, significantly the way in which I did it – very affected person all day, did not attempt to press something, caught to our targets and managed to gap the putts on the finish.

“You may hit half-decent pictures and be behind a tree and also you’re chipping out or you have to manoeuvre one thing. It is a true take a look at and to be affected person the entire 72 holes, I am actually happy with the way in which my perspective was all week.”

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