Morocco return exciting - Levy
Alexander Levy says he is looking forward to defending his title at this week's Trophee Hassan II.
World number 107 Levy landed his fifth European Tour title 12 months ago when holding off Spaniard Alvaro Quiros on the Red Course at Royal Dar Es Salam for a one-shot victory in Morocco.
The Frenchman has only played in four tournaments this season, his record reading T67-MC-5-WD, but he is confident of putting together a strong challenge as he looks to become the first player to defend the title since it became an official European Tour event in 2010.
Speaking ahead of Thursday's opening round, the 28-year-old is feeling bullish about his chances despite not playing as much as he would have liked to so far this season.
"I was really disappointed that I had to withdraw from the Oman Open. I had a good result there last year, tied fourth, and that result carried momentum into my victory in Morocco," Levy told the European's Tour's official website.
"I do feel like I'm having to play catch-up after missing some of the start of this year, but I'm ready to hit the ground running and have another good year on Tour."
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