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04.09.2017 - European Tour, D+D REAL Czech Masters, Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, final report. Porteous secures victory in Prague

Haydn Porteous overcame Lee Slattery in a thrilling final-day battle to win his second European Tour title at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. The South African recorded his first top ten of the season last week at the Made In Denmark and brought that form to Albatross Golf Resort, signing for a closing 69 to get to 13 under and beat Slattery by two shots.

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Haydn Porteous overcame Lee Slattery to win his second European Tour title. © Getty Images

Slattery can now turn his attention to domestic matters with his wife more than a week overdue with the couple's second child. Meanwhile, England's Tom Lewis recorded the lowest round of the day with a 67 to sit at ten under alongside Swede Pontus Widegren. Porteous almost opened with an eagle on the first as he spun his third inches past the hole and when he spun the ball back towards the target for the second hole running, he was in a share of the lead with Slattery. Slattery started with six straight pars as those around him jostled for position but a lovely tee-shot on the par three seventh moved him ahead on his own again. The 39 year old then dropped his first shot in 27 holes as he three-putted the eighth to bring him level with Porteous once more. As the lead changed during the back nine, Porteous put his tee-shot on the par three 16th to tap-in range but Slattery rolled home from 12 feet and it was now a two-horse race. With Porteous one shot clear, all that was needed was a par on the final hole to seal victory.  Porteus: “It was nerve-wracking at times and fun at times. I lost my swing towards the back nine but luckily I could find myself and managed to keep the birdies going and keep solid pars going.  Slats (Lee Slattery) is a great guy, he is a real professional in the way he does everything and he is a tough opponent to play against because he is that solid, and hats off to him. He put a pretty decent round together and I can’t thanks him enough for a great day out there and a great memory to have." Englishman James Morrison started with five birdies in seven holes to get right into contention but lost momentum and signed for a 70 to finish at eight under alongside countryman Eddie Pepperell, Swede Oscar Lengden and Australian Jason Scrivener. Lee Westwood was then at seven under alongside Scott Henry, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Matteo Manassero and Callum Shinkwin.

Final Scores

275 H Porteous (RSA) 70 69 67 69, 
277 L Slattery (Eng) 72 65 67 73, 
278 P Widegren (Swe) 67 72 69 70, T Lewis (Eng) 75 66 70 67, 
280 O Lengden (Swe) 68 74 70 68, E Pepperell (Eng) 69 73 70 68, J Scrivener (Aus) 73 70 68 69, J Morrison (Eng) 68 70 72 70, 
281 M Manassero (Ita) 69 73 69 70, C Shinkwin (Eng) 66 75 69 71, M Lorenzo-Vera (Fra) 70 73 69 69, L Westwood (Eng) 70 72 71 68, S Henry (Sco) 71 73 67 70, 
282 D Burmester (RSA) 70 74 67 71, N Bertasio (Ita) 70 73 70 69, C Hanson (Eng) 68 66 75 73, G Porteous (Eng) 70 75 69 68, 
283 M Foster (Eng) 70 74 69 70, P Peterson (USA) 69 73 72 69, J Fahrbring (Swe) 71 71 72 69, B Ritthammer (Ger) 69 73 69 72, 
284 M Wiegele (Aut) 69 73 68 74, J Dantorp (Swe) 70 70 73 71, F Aguilar (Chi) 68 71 72 73, 
285 G Bourdy (Fra) 69 71 77 68, D Frittelli (RSA) 67 74 70 74, R Gonzalez (Arg) 70 72 72 71, J Donaldson (Wal) 69 73 72 71, J Winther (Den) 74 68 68 75, J Rutherford (Eng) 70 74 70 71, C Berardo (Fra) 72 69 74 70, J Edfors (Swe) 74 70 70 71, A Björk (Swe) 71 73 70 71, 
286 E Van Rooyen (RSA) 69 74 70 73, C Braeunig (Ger) 74 70 71 71, N Johansson (Swe) 74 71 71 70, J Suri (USA) 68 74 68 76, 
287 K Horne (RSA) 70 75 69 73, B Dredge (Wal) 71 74 72 70, J Ahlers (RSA) 68 73 76 70, J Allan (Eng) 73 69 71 74, D Im (USA) 71 72 71 73, 
288 N Cullen (Aus) 72 71 73 72, C Ford (Eng) 69 74 71 74, J Heath (Eng) 67 78 70 73, L Bjerregaard (Den) 69 74 72 73, M Wallace (Eng) 72 73 72 71, S Manley (Wal) 72 73 68 75, S Gallacher (Sco) 75 70 74 69, 
289 R Green (Aus) 72 73 70 74, S Soderberg (Swe) 72 71 70 76, R Echenique (Arg) 70 75 70 74, R McEvoy (Eng) 74 70 70 75, 
290 J Thomson (Eng) 71 70 68 81, M Fitzpatrick (Eng) 70 72 73 75, B Hebert (Fra) 72 72 73 73, T Detry (Bel) 72 71 72 75, D Perrier (Fra) 73 71 74 72, 
291 J Sjöholm (Swe) 73 70 74 74, 
292 S Lee (Kor) 69 76 73 74, S Dyson (Eng) 70 73 72 77, S Tiley (Eng) 74 71 72 75, J Smith (Eng) 72 72 73 75, S Khan (Eng) 69 74 75 74, 
294 P Angles (Esp) 71 74 69 80, 
297 T Pieters (Bel) 71 71 72 83, 
301 J Van Der Vaart (Ned) 73 72 78 78, 
302 P Khongwatmai (Tha) 73 72 73 84, 
303 Z Lombard (RSA) 70 71 80 82, 
146 R Paratore (Ita) 71 75 0 0, P Karmis (RSA) 68 78 0 0, M Nixon (Eng) 73 73 0 0, J Stalter (Fra) 70 76 0 0, G Bhullar (Ind) 70 76 0 0, C Pigem (Esp) 73 73 0 0, R Evans (Eng) 70 76 0 0, R Langasque (Fra) 77 69 0 0, M Fraser (Aus) 72 74 0 0, N Kimsey (Eng) 69 77 0 0, D Fox (Aus) 75 71 0 0, F Mruzek (Cze) 69 77 0 0, A Korinek (Cze) 75 71 0 0, 
147 B Rumford (Aus) 72 75 0 0, P Meesawat (Tha) 74 73 0 0, M Orrin (Eng) 75 72 0 0, J Guerrier (Fra) 73 74 0 0, S Webster (Eng) 72 75 0 0, W Ormsby (Aus) 72 75 0 0, L Canter (Eng) 75 72 0 0, M Kaymer (Ger) 71 76 0 0, J Daly (USA) 74 73 0 0, M Lafeber (Ned) 74 73 0 0, M Jonzon (Swe) 73 74 0 0, A Karlsson (Swe) 72 75 0 0, 
148 R Santos (Por) 73 75 0 0, R Kakko (Fin) 73 75 0 0, J Lima (Por) 73 75 0 0, M Korhonen (Fin) 74 74 0 0, C Lee (Sco) 68 80 0 0, N Fasth (Swe) 72 76 0 0, M Armitage (Eng) 73 75 0 0, K Aphibarnrat (Tha) 72 76 0 0, G Boyd (Eng) 77 71 0 0, A Rai (Eng) 72 76 0 0, 
149 N Holman (Aus) 76 73 0 0, R Dinwiddie (Eng) 74 75 0 0, O Farr (Wal) 75 74 0 0, G King (Eng) 73 76 0 0, E Dubois (Fra) 74 75 0 0, G Hurley (Irl) 73 76 0 0, C Shih-Chang (Tpe) 75 74 0 0, J Kruger (RSA) 72 77 0 0, 
150 D Clarke (Nir) 74 76 0 0, R Johnson (Swe) 77 73 0 0, R McCarthy (Aus) 73 77 0 0, B Virto (Esp) 73 77 0 0, L Robinson (Eng) 74 76 0 0, A Connelly (Can) 74 76 0 0, P Gal (Cze) 73 77 0 0, 
151 O Wilson (Eng) 77 74 0 0, D Brooks (Eng) 74 77 0 0, L Tintera (Cze) 72 79 0 0, J Walters (RSA) 72 79 0 0, D Boonma (Tha) 77 74 0 0, P Waring (Eng) 77 74 0 0, J Cafourek (Cze) 75 76 0 0, R Gruber (Aut) 76 75 0 0, 
152 P Dedek (Cze) 72 80 0 0, R Karlsson (Swe) 76 76 0 0, S Heisele (Ger) 72 80 0 0, C Suk (Cze) 75 77 0 0, 
153 O Lieser (Cze) 75 78 0 0, P Nic (Cze) 75 78 0 0, M Pospisil (Cze) 77 76 0 0, P Maddy (Eng) 75 78 0 0, 
154 S Walker (Eng) 76 78 0 0, P Tangkamolprasert (Tha) 71 83 0 0, D Stewart (Sco) 76 78 0 0, B Evans (Eng) 75 79 0 0, 
155 J Parry (Eng) 73 82 0 0, 
156 D Suchan (Cze) 79 77 0 0, P Valasek (Svk) 81 75 0 0, M Warren (Sco) 78 78 0 0, 
157 R Finch (Eng) 80 77 0 0, J Friesz (Svk) 82 75 0 0, A Chesters (Eng) 78 79 0 0, A Maestroni (Ita) 76 81 0 0, 
160 A Knappe (Ger) 77 83 0 0, 
161 R Kumpost (am) (Cze) 81 80 0 0, 
163 J Pokorny (Cze) 80 83 0 0, 
165 V Kostelka (am) (Cze) 85 80 0 0, 
166 M Zapletal (am) (Cze) 83 83 0 0, 
** B Etchart (Esp) 82 RT 0 0, F Fritsch (Ger) 73 DQ 0 0, D Lipsky (USA) 73 DQ 0 0, D Siwy (am) (Cze) 77 WD 0 0,