27-year-old English beat Portugal Masters for the second time, something unprecedented in the competition
Tom Lewis produced the biggest recovery of the season in 54 holes to beat Portugal Masters for the second time at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura.
The Englishman started with a 72 on Thursday, to be nine shots behind inaugural leader Lucas Herbert, but subsequent laps of 63 and 61 allowed him to start the second lap today, two shots from the Australian.
A captivating Sunday saw the event come to a three-way battle between Lewis, Herbert and Englishman
Eddie Pepperell, with Lewis firing 66 to reach 22 strokes below par, finishing three strokes ahead of those two.
Lewis had won in 2011 only in his third pro race and came in great form this week, finishing first and third in the last two weeks on the Challenge Tour. “It’s unbelievable,” he said.
The triumph earned him a prize of 333 thousand euros and the European Tour card for 2019.
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