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Tom Lewis: 'I wasn't thinking about Portugal Masters prize money'

Lewis: 'I wasn't thinking about prize money'
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Tom Lewis says that he wasn't thinking about the £365,000 top prize during his Portugal Masters win in Vilamoura.

Britain's Tom Lewis admitted that he wasn't thinking about the €416,660 (£365,000) top prize during his Portugal Masters win.

In only his third tournament as a professional, the 20-year-old carded a final round of 65 to finish two shots ahead of the chasing pack on 21-under-par at Vilamoura.

"I haven't thought about the money, I was thinking about the win," Lewis told Sky Sports News. "When you say it like that [about the money] it sounds great but I'm a long way behind Rory [McIlroy] in the Order of Merit so I've got a long way to go."

Lewis also revealed that his victory was a surprise after such a short time on the pro tour.

"I saw on 14 that I was only a couple behind so I knew I needed a couple of birdies, but I think I got four," he added. "I played well today. I didn't expect that at all. I was dreading going to Tour school at the end of the year but I've skipped that and I'm so pleased."

Lewis played his first professional tournament in September.

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