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Tom Lewis sorry for Castello Masters withdrawl

Lewis sorry for Castello withdrawl
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Tom Lewis says that he is sorry after being forced to withdraw from the Castello Masters in Spain through illness.

Tom Lewis has said that he is sorry after he was forced to pull out of the Castello Masters in Spain through illness.

The 20-year-old withdrew from the tournament on Friday after he had battled through Thursday's opening round.

"I could have spent a week practising for Shanghai (WGC Champions tournament) but I'd accepted an invite and it would have reflected badly on my behalf if I had pulled out," said Lewis.

"And I didn't want to let Sergio [Garcia] down. He was great to play with and I hope he wins this week.

"I really struggled through my round on Thursday but I hoped with a night's sleep and some medication I would feel better and be able to play. I was gutted to miss the opportunity of playing another round with Sergio and Matteo [Manassero] and apologise to everyone who has taken such good care of me this week."

Lewis claimed his first professional title last week when he won the Portugal Masters.

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