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Fitzpatrick Edges Out Bjerregaard In Crans-Sur-Sierre Play-Off

Matthew Fitzpatrick has beaten Lucas Bjerregaard in a play-off to successfully defend his Omega European Masters title.

The Englishman became the first player in 40 years to defend the title at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland as he emulated the late Seve Ballesteros’ feat.

Fitzpatrick began the final day in control but his two-shot lead soon disappeared as Dane Bjerregaard, who had started four adrift, went round in 63 to set the benchmark at -17.

Portugal Masters champion Bjerregaard was on the verge of victory but Fitzpatrick’s birdie on the last set up the play-off and another birdie back on the 18th on the first extra hole then sealed the title.

Mike Lorenzo-Vera finished on -15 in third place after the Frenchman missed out on the play-off when he bogeyed the last after finding the water.

Next came Spaniard Nacho Elvira, three shots back on a total of -12, just one ahead of England’s Daniel Brooks, who ended fifth.

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