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Fitzpatrick rediscovers the summits, Langasque of colors

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At 27, Matthew Fitzpatrick was able to show patience on Sunday in Andalusia to win his 7th victory on the European Tour. Leader of the first two laps Romain Langasque ended his week in Valderrama with a card of 72 and finished better French in 11th place.

16 starts, and two birdies to finish, the best player in the world rankings present this weekend, after the early elimination of Jon Rahm, logically won Sunday at Real Club Valderrama.

“It’s a victory that matters a lot to me on such a selective course. I knew how to stay focused on my goal by remaining patient ” Matthew Fitzpatrick explained at the microphone of the European Tour.

The right game

Relying on an impeccable driving and an always so precise putting, he was also able to count on the invaluable experience of his younger brother Billy Foster in this final day when things were slow to settle.

It was indeed necessary to fret until the 16th to see the Sheffield player register his first birdie of the day after 15 consecutive starts.

Taking advantage of the excitement at the start of the game of the leader after 54 holes Laurie Canter then the setbacks of the Swede Sebastian Soderberg at 17 Fitzpatrick followed up with a birdie at 17 and a quiet par at 18 to become the first Englishman to win on this course emblematic of the European circuit.

Without victory since his triumph in Dubai during the final of the Race last November, Fitzpatrick will be able to savor this return to the top after a Ryder Cup where he appeared totally extinct.

Langasque putting and berne

Fled by the success on the greens Romain Langasque who occupied the top of the standings on Friday night could not compete with the best this weekend.

The Azure winner of the Wales Open in 2020 should not benefit from an additional year of exemption in 2022 and therefore tries to save his card in this tense end of the season for most French players sailing beyond 100th place in Race to Dubai.

Well stuck in the top 10 with two holes to play, Langasque saw his attempt to touch the green of 17 in 2 finish his race in the water hazard. The bogey conceded on this tricky par 5 cost him some precious points but the results of the student of Benoit Ducoulombier remain positive this week.

The “Decott” pots

Supported for the occasion by Mathieu Decottignies Lafon after separating from his younger brother Sam Bernard, the change of team had the desired effect. A mini-shock that allows him to sign his best result since his 5th place in Kenya in March.

Langasque pocketed in passing his biggest check of the season and progressed 9 places in the Race. He is now 119th while we learned this week that the first 123 will retain their playing rights next year.

3 decisive weeks

Another great operation in the general classification that of Mike Lorenzo-Vera which continues its recovery after a beautiful 17th place at the Spanish Open. 25th in Andalusia, the Basque climbed to 145th overall, but there are only 3 tournaments left to try to avoid relegation to the lower echelon.

The week in Mallorca, that in Portugal and finally that in Dubai for the penultimate tournament of the season will be crucial for the French men threatened with losing their playing rights: Ben Hebert (127e), Mike Lorenzo-Vera (145e), Robin Sciot-Siegrist (164e), Adrien saddier (169e), Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (170th) to name a few.

Top 10

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