Alex Levy Wins Trophee Hassan II

The Frenchman strengthened his Ryder Cup claim with a one stroke victory in Morocco

Alex Levy Wins Trophee Hassan II
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The Frenchman strengthened his Ryder Cup bid with a one stroke victory in Morocco

Alex Levy Wins Trophee Hassan II

Alexander Levy won his fifth European Tour title with a one stroke victory at the Trophee Hassan II.

The Frenchman shot a two-under-par 70 on Sunday to finish at -8, one stroke ahead of Alvaro Quiros at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

Levy has strengthened his Ryder Cup bid as the leading Frenchman ahead of the match at Le Golf National in Paris in September.

"This feels so good," he told the European Tour.

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"I'm a little bit tired now because it was really tough today but I did a really good job today. For me, I played an amazing game. I'm so happy to win this trophy.

"Like what I said from the start of the season, I need to improve my game," he said of his Ryder Cup chances. "I need to work a lot. I worked a lot the last two days, two weeks, and I won this trophy.

"So that's helped me but step by step, it's a good win but I need to go back to work because we can see we have a lot of good players in Europe. So it will be tough to make it."

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Levy birdied the 3rd to tie to lead and birdied the par-5 fifth to take the outright lead and get to two-under for the day.

He bogeyed the 7th but bounced straight back with a birdie at the next, and similarly bogeyed 16 and birdied 17.

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His par at the last was enough for his fifth European Tour victory.

The Frenchman has moved up to a career-high 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has moved up to ninth in the European Points list for the Ryder Cup (the top four make it), so he will need at least another victory or rely on a Captain's Pick from Thomas Bjorn.

Alexander Levy ackowledges the spectators on the 18th green at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Bjorn congratulated Levy on Twitter, writing: "Congratulations @alexlevygolf Brilliant performance on a tough golf course. Well done my friend."

He won over €400,000 with the victory and should now qualify for The Players Championship and the US Open.

Trophee Hassan II Leaderboard:

1 Alex Levy -8 €416,660

2 Alvaro Quiros -7 €277,770

T3 Alexander Bjork -6 €118,750

T3 Mikko Ilonen -6 €118,750

T3 Joakim Lagergren -6 €118,750

T3 Andrea Pavan -6 €118,750

7 Andy Sullivan -5 €68,750

7 Erik Van Rooyen -5 €68,750

T9 Seungsu Han -4 €50,667

T9 Joost Luiten -4 €50,667

T9 Paul Waring -4 €50,667

*Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5