Sunday, 28 February 2016
Alexander Levy  (Getty Images)
Alexander Levy (Getty Images)

Alexander Levy feels his best form is starting to return after a barnstorming closing 66 helped him to finish second at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

The Frenchman claimed two wins and finished in the top ten on The Race to Dubai in 2014 but had just two top tens last season and missed his first three cuts this term.

He went on holiday after the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and then secured a top 25 finish at the Maybank Championship Malaysia, and the 25 year old believes the break has done him the world of good.

"I just enjoyed a week's holiday in Thailand with my girlfriend after Dubai and I think that helped me to just enjoy my life a little bit more," he said.

"I had a great week in Malaysia and this week it was really cool to be in a good way.

"Now I need to keep focus and go on this way.

I'm really happy, you can't imagine how good it is to do that when you've struggled for eight months. I practised hard and it's good to be back in business - Alexander Levy

Australian Jason Scrivener equalled his best finish on The European Tour as he finished third at Lake Karrinyup Country Club to equal his position at last season's UBS Hong Kong Open.

That event ended in heartbreak as he just missed out on keeping his card, but he regained it at Qualifying School and is confident he is stronger for the experience.

"The more times you put yourself in that position, the more comfortable you get," he said. "Hong Kong last year was a big learning curve for me and a big confidence booster, and same with this. The more times I can do it, the better.

"Really happy with the week and couldn't really ask for too much more."

France's Grégory Bourdy finished right on the cut-line at level par on Friday but went 65-66 over the weekend to finish in a tie for fourth and was delighted with his effort.

"The weekend is very nice," he said. "It's great to come back like this after two average days. I played well and very solid today again. I just missed the birdies on the par fives, that's the only thing that is a little disappointing today.

"I enjoyed it a lot."

By contrast, American Peter Uihlein held a share of the 36-hole lead before recording two rounds of 71 on Saturday and Sunday, and he believes golfing karma eventually caught up with him at the weekend.

"I didn't really hole enough putts," he said. "I felt like I could have made a bunch in the middle of my round. They just didn't go in. It didn't happen for me.

"I burned a lot of edges but I filled it up the first two days so I guess it was justice."

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
2LEVY, AlexanderFRA18-15
T4BOURDY, GrégoryFRA18-13
T4UIHLEIN, PeterUSA18-13
6WATTEL, RomainFRA18-12

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