Davies fights back to land first Tour title

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Welshman Rhys Davies captured his first European Tour title with a brilliant display in Morocco yesterday.

The 24-year-old former Walker Cup amateur – he was a team-mate of Rory McIlroy in 2007 – won the Hassan Trophy by two shots after a closing seven-under-par 66 at Royal Dar Es Salam. Davies trailed South African Louis Oosthuizen by three with 15 holes to play, but birdied eight of the next 11 and took the £207,666 first prize with a 25-under total of 266.