Alexander Levy of France fired a final round of 69 to win the Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club by a single shot from England’s Tommy Fleetwood.

Alexander Levy of France fired a final round of 69 to win the Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club by a single shot from England’s Tommy Fleetwood.

Levy began the final round with a three-stroke lead, and for most of Sunday’s play he appeared to be cruising to victory. But a double-bogey at the 15th hole opened the door for his nearest pursuers.

But the Frenchman took the blip in his stride and birdied the 17th and 18th holes to make sure he became the 20th different winner in the 20th edition of the Volvo China Open. At the age of 23, it’s his first European Tour title.

“I hit one of my best shots on 17. I didn’t feel pressure on the golf course because I’m confident,” he said. “I just played my golf and focused on the target. I saw Tommy made a birdie on the 17th but I like the pressure.”

Fleetwood came out of the blocks fast with birdies at his first three holes. He made another birdie at the 9th but then stumbled at the 13th, driving into a hazard and making a bogey. The Englishman birdied the 17th to get to 16-under-par but then three-putted the last to end the week on 273, 15-under-par.

Alvaro Quiros finished alone in third and, although it was his best European Tour finish since 2011, he will be disappointed with his closing round of 72.

England’s Danny Willett won a Volvo V40 Cross Country Car for scoring a hole-in-one at the 12th.

“It’s pretty cool,” he said. “I’m looking forward to taking it for a spin.”

Volvo China Open
Genzon GC, Shenzhen, China
Apr 24-27, purse €2,320,000, par 72

1    Alexander Levy (Fra)    68    62    70    69    269    €389,151
2    Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 70    68    67    68    273    €259,434
3    Alvaro Quiros (Esp)    67    68    68    72    275    €146,166
4    Francesco Molinari (Ita)    70    70    69    67    276    €116,746
T5    Anders Hansen (Den)    73    68    73    63    277    €83,950
T5    Ian Poulter (Eng)        69    74    67    67    277    €83,950
T5    Henrik Stenson (Swe)    71    70    71    65    277    €83,950
T8    Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) 70    70    71    67    278    €48,099
T8    Simon Dyson (Eng)    67    71    69    71    278    €48,099
T8    Michael Hoey (NIR)    69    72    69    68    278    €48,099
T8    Mikko Ilonen (Fin)    69    68    67    74    278    €48,099
T8    Andy Sullivan (Eng)    71    68    69    70    278    €48,099

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage