Portuguese International Amateur: Goddard picks up big win
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Harry Goddard became the first Englishman since Eddie Pepperell in 2011 to win the Portuguese International Men's Amateur Championship. Pedro Lencart, runner-up, was very close to being the third straight member of the Portuguese national team to win in successive years.

Goddard, with a total of 269 (71-65-67-66), ended up prevailing by one shot over Lencart (68-69-65-68) and the Eduard Rousaud (68-68-66-68) of Spain, both with 270 (-18). The Portuguese-Spanish pair had started the last 18 holes tied at the front with a total of -14.

Lencart shone with birdies on holes 15, 16 and 17, but a bogey on the par-3 18th prevented him from forcing a playoff with Goddard.

"I can't believe it, I still can't digest it," said Goddard of the win. "I played well all week. I didn't make too many mistakes, I stayed true to the game plan."

"I started well, but at the turn I felt a little nervous. But I pulled myself together and made birdies in four of the last five holes."

In his fourth time playing in the event, the 20-year-old Goddard started the day tied with Dutchman Stan Kraai and Norwegian Herman Wibe Sekne, jumping to victory with the day's low round, a 6-under 66.

Stan Kraai was 4th, with 271 (70-66-67-68), -14, and Englishman Joshua Bristow, with 274 (70-67-70-67), completed the top 5 of the tournament.

Results: Portuguese International Amateur
1EnglandHarry GoddardEngland70071-65-67-66=269
T2SpainEduard RousaudSpain50068-68-66-68=270
T2PortugalPedro LencartPortugal50068-69-65-68=270
4NetherlandsStan KraaiNetherlands40070-66-67-68=271
5EnglandJoshua BristowEngland40070-67-70-67=274

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72 hole stroke play championship. The 40 lowest scores over the first 54 holes including ties shall qualify for the 4th and final round.

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