|-19 T Pieters (Bel); -17 L Bjerregaard (Den), N Hoejgaard (Den), M Pavon (Fra); -13 N Bertasio (Ita), M Jordan (Eng)|
|Others selected: -11 R Bland (English), –ten O Wilson (Ang), S Horsfield (Ang), D Horsey (Ang)|
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters clocked a final round of 68 three-under to win the Portugal Masters by two strokes.
The 29-year-old started the final day by sharing the lead with Frenchman Matthieu Pavon and netting an eagle, three birdies and two bogeys to finish at 19 under.
That was enough for Pieters to win his first title since 2019.
“It’s amazing. It was like a long time between wins but (caddy) Adam Marrow and I worked so hard,” he said.
“I was having a bit of trouble with my swing, I didn’t really trust it, like I did the first three days.
“I was busy with that in my head and not really with the scores. I took a look at some of the boards and saw that we were up there maybe in the lead.
“It went back and forth so I was happy to come out with a two-stroke lead.”
Pavon, who landed a triple bogey on 12 as well as six birdies and two bogeys in a under-70 lap, finished second with 17 under with Danish duo Nicolai Hoejgaard and Lucas Bjerregaard.
England’s Matthew Jordan finished fifth with Italy’s Nino Bertasio, both 13 under.