Jul 29th, 2018

Richard McEvoy wins maiden victory at European Porsche Open

After victory at Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge

Richard McEvoy wins maiden victory at European Porsche OpenRichard McEvoy has won his first European Tour title with a 20-foot putt on the final hole.

The 39-year-old Englishman posted a one-over-par 73 to finish one shot ahead of Renato Paratore, Christofer Blomstrand and Allen John.

"It was a roller coaster ride, but I fought hard," McEvoy told Sky Sports.

"I've tried to enjoy my golf that little bit more and it's come up trumps," he added.

Bryson DeChambeau, the golf scientist, started the final round as the joint-leader but dropped down to T13th after shooting a six-over 78.

Bryson DeChambeau was one over par for his front nine, but dropped five shots in the last  four holes, including a triple-bogey eight on the 18th.

McEvoy is the first player this season to win on the Challenge Tour and European Tour in successive weeks after his victory at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge. What a massive step forwards for him, as he won €333,334, whilst the total prize fund for the Challenge Tour event was just `€210,000. Happy days.

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