Foster pipped by a shot in French Open

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MARK Foster lost out yesterday in his bid to capture the French Open title, by a single shot.

The Worksop golfer shot three rounds of 68 to share the lead going into Sunday’s final round.

But his round of 74 allowed Frenchman Thomas Levet to win by one stroke at Le Golf National,

Foster began with 11 straight pars, but dropped two shots on 12 and another on 13.

He came close with a birdie putt from 20 feet on the 18th, and finished joint second with Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.

Although the result gives Foster £235,000 in prize money, he missed out on a qualifying place for The Open in Kent later this month.