Levy boosts Ryder Cup hopes with Morocco triumph

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Rabat (AFP) – France’s Alexander Levy claimed his fifth European Tour title with a nerveless one-shot victory in the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday and boosted his outside hopes of making the Ryder Cup team in the process. The 27-year-old started the final day at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam one shot off the lead but hit the front on the third hole before signing for a 70 and finishing the week at eight under for a 280 total. Spain’s Alvaro Quiros was second after a birdie-birdie finish helped him pass Swedish pair Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren, Mikko Ilonen of Finland and Italian Andrea Pavan who were all two shots off Levy’s total. “I’m a little bit tired now because it was really tough today but I did a really good job. For me, I played an amazing game. I’m so happy to win this trophy,” Levy told europeantour.com Sunday’s win adds to his titles at the 2014 and 2017 China Open, Portugal Masters in 2014 and the 2016 European Open. It should also elevate him into the world top 50. Levy, with three top-10s in his other five events this season, remains hopeful of forcing his way into Th...

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