European Masters: Matthew Fitzpatrick defeats Scott Hend in dramatic play-off

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European Masters final leaderboard
-14: Hend (Aus), *Fitzpatrick (Eng); -11: Hatton (Eng), Zanotti (Par); -10: Ilonen (Fin); -9: Slattery (Eng), Noren (Swe), Fichardt (SA)
Selected others: -8: Stewart (Sco); -6: Gallacher (Sco); -5: Ramsay (Sco), Horsey (Eng); Level: Westwood (Eng); +3: Donald (Eng)
*Denotes winner after play-off

Matthew Fitzpatrick won his fourth European Tour title with a dramatic play-off victory over Australia’s Scott Hend at the European Masters.

The 23-year-old shot a closing six-under 64 to finish on 14 under Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland.

Hend led by three shots going into round four and had an eight-foot putt to win on the second play-off hole.

But he missed and a wayward shot from a bunker on the third play-off hole gave Fitzpatrick the chance to close out.

“I’m delighted,” said Englishman Fitzpatrick. “It’s one that I’ve always wanted to win. I love playing this golf course. It’s always stood out on the schedule.

“We kept our nerve and played really smart all week.”

More to follow.

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