Björk named Hilton Golfer of the Month for April

Alexander Björk has been named Hilton Golfer of the Month for April following his win at the Volvo China Open only a week after finishing tied for third at the Trophée Hassan II.
Alexander Björk has been named Hilton Golfer of the Month for April following his win at the Volvo China Open only a week after finishing tied for third at the Trophée Hassan II.

Alexander Björk has been named Hilton Golfer of the Month for April following his win at the Volvo China Open only a week after finishing tied for third at the Trophée Hassan II.

The emerging Swede garnered 37 per cent of the fan vote to win the monthly honour, ahead of France’s Alex Levy who took a 30 per cent share of the vote.

April was a break out month for Björk, whose best previous finish on the European Tour was a tie for second at the UBS Hong Kong Open earlier this season.

In Morocco, the 27 year old bounced back from an opening round of two over par 74, to climb 76 places on the leaderboard and finish in a tie for third— only two strokes behind the victorious Levy.

The next week in Beijing, Björk, who won on the European Challenge Tour in 2016, carded a bogey- free final round of seven under 65, to finish on 18 under par and claim a one stroke victory over Spaniard Adrian Otaegui at the Volvo China Open.

Frenchman Alex Levy was runner-up for the April award after claiming his fifth career European Tour victory at the Trophée Hassan II and then honourably defending his 2017 Volvo China Open title the next week, ending the week in a tie for 14th.

Fans who cast their vote for Hilton Golfer of the month are automatically entered into a fantastic prize draw, with one lucky voter winning a two- night stay at any Hilton hotel, anywhere in the world.

As the most recent recipient of the award, Björk will be automatically upgraded to Hilton Honors Diamond Status—Hilton’s award-winning loyalty program.

Hilton is the Official Sponsor of the Hilton Golfer of the Month award, which recognises and rewards the best performances of European Tour Members each month.