By 2019-10-04 InSport
 

Tom Lewis to seek third title at Portugal Masters

Defending champion Tom Lewis and history-maker Oliver Fisher have confirmed they will return to Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura for this year’s Portugal Masters, which will take place between October 24 and 27.

Lewis produced the biggest 54-hole comeback of the 2018 season to win the Portugal Masters for the second time, while Fisher made European Tour history as he carded the first ever 59 after a 12 under par round. Both Brits will be looking to make a splash at the tournament again this year.

Lewis won this event in 2011, in just his third start as a professional golfer, with a 21 under par total, going one better in 2018, reaching 22 under par. He was nine strokes behind first-round leader Lucas Herbert, but carded rounds of 63-61-66 to finish three shots clear of Herbert and close rival Eddie Pepperell.

“I’m really excited to return to Dom Pedro Victoria,” said Lewis. “It’s a golf course which has been good to me, having won there twice in my career.”

“A lot has happened in my career since the first time I returned to Portugal as defending champion in 2012. It’s a tournament I’ve played every year since and I’m going to really enjoy having the chance to go back as defending champion again.”

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com


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