Will Enefer has won The Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Golf Links by three shots after going into the day two shots off the lead in Scotland.
Shannon’s Daniel Brennan, the last remaining Irish player in the field, had been inside the top-10 heading to the last round but a final day 76 (+5) put paid to his ambitions and he tumbled down the leaderboard for an eventual tie for 37th place.
Enefer was untouchable though and remained bogey-free on his final round with a closing day five-under par 66. He holed some wonderful putts along the way including on the ninth which proved to be the decisive moment. The 23-year old learned from past experiences on final days where he’s been in contention as he carried himself around coolly as others around him crumbled early on.
Enefer said: “It’s absolutely massive. The bogey-free was definitely more on my mind than the score, I thought if I didn’t go backwards then players had to come and get me so that was definitely the game plan today.”
“I felt it (relief of victory and what it can mean) as soon as I putted on 18, I thought this is just the start now, I’ve got that off my back wherever I play golf now around the world I think I can compete.”
Overnight leader Sam Broadhurst saw his lead disappear instantly off the tee on the first hole after hitting his opening tee shot out of bounds and taking a double bogey. He suddenly be right amongst his competitors than out on his own and never fully recovered, bogeying the third after being way short of the green on the par three. A tied 14th finish was the end result of a tricky day for him.
Sean Lawrie pushed Enefer all the way though. Lawrie of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre was leading as he took his tee shot on 18 before eventually making bogey to finish one shot off Enefer with the eventual winner still with four holes to play. The Scotsman can be happy with his efforts though, signing for a final day 66 (-5) to take a share of second.
Calum Fyfe (Trinifold Sports) was there or thereabouts going into the last day and a 67 (-4) meant he shared second with Lawrie. Fyfe disappeared into the field at Cumberwell Park having had the lead going into the last day but this showing at Montrose Golf Links proves he has an ability to grind it out and attack the final round.
Joe Dean took fourth on his own for his best finish on the Tour so far this season. The Worksop Golfer putting together cards of 67, 64, and 69. Whilst Clevedon Golf Club’s Ashley Mansell had a far less eventful day than his previous two for a level par final round which gave him fifth overall.
One of the better final days came from Ryan Harmer (Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club) with a third round 65 (-6) which did at one point moving him top of the leaderboard. Harmer taking a share of the spoils at tied sixth with John Parry, James Allan, Bradley Bawden, and Nick Watson.
As well as the £12,500 first place, Will Enefer also receives a Motocaddy M1 Electric Trolley and PRO 3000 laser rangefinder and a P2 Grip and Trident Align.
The next stop for the PGA EuroPro Tour is The Vale Golf and Country Club in Worcestershire.