Brooks completes stunning victory in Morocco

Brooks completes stunning victory in Morocco

December 11th, 2009

Daniel Brooks stormed to victory at the Samanah Masters 2009 Satellite Tours Grand Finale at the Samanah Country Club in Marrakesh, carding a final round 70 to win by 11 shots at 19 under par.
The win caps a fine year for the Londoner (pictured) who gained his Challenge Tour card by finishing third on the PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit. Brooks opened the tournament by shooting a course record 64 to lead at eight under after the first round, and then broke that record the following day with a nine under par round of 63 to hold a ten shot advantage at 17 under going into the last day.

The Mill Hill man showed no signs of nerves in his final round and recorded three birdies from the second hole to move to 20 under and two further birdies at the start of the back nine saw him stretch his lead further still. The only real blemishes in his three rounds came right at the end when he bogeyed 15, birdied 16 but picked up a treble-bogey six at the 17th to reduce his margin of victory to 11 strokes – picking up the €10,000 winner’s cheque and gaining an invite to the Hassan II Golf Trophy event on the 2010 European Tour in March.

“It’s a fantastic result for Daniel after securing his Challenge Tour card and everyone at the Tour is delighted for him,” said Eddie Hearn, chief executive of the PGA EuroPro Tour. “We expect him to go on and follow in the footsteps of Richard Finch and Ross Fisher and become successful on the European Tour. His impressive victory just goes to show the strength of the PGA EuroPro Tour which is firmly established as the leading developmental tour in the world.”

The tournament welcomed the top 15 players for the EuroPro, Alps, EPD and Nordic tours, and Brooks was joined in the top ten by fellow EuroPro players Scott Jamieson, James Ruebotham and Nicky Harris. Order of Merit winner Jamieson carded a final round of 71 to join Ruebotham in a three-way tie for fourth spot at six under par, one stroke ahead of Harris whose final round of 70 forced him into a trio tied for seventh.

George Woolgar’s level par final round saw him finish in 14th spot at three under par, one stroke clear of Andrew Thorpe who finished in a five-way tie for 15th, with Jack Doherty in 20th spot at one under.

Final Scores:

1 197 -19 Daniel Brooks 64, 63, 70
4= 210 -6 Scott Jamieson 70, 69, 71
4= 210 -6 James Ruebotham 69, 68, 73
7= 211 -5 Nicky Harris 71, 70, 70
14 213 -3 George Woolgar 72, 69, 72
15= 214 -2 Andrew Thorpe 69, 72, 73
20= 215 -1 Jack Doherty 70, 70, 75
22= 216 Par Steve Surry 77, 71, 68
22= 216 Par Elliot Saltman 73, 68, 75
28= 217 +1 Paul Dwyer 75, 71, 71
37= 219 +3 Paul Reed 74, 72, 73
39= 220 +4 Matt Ford 76, 71, 73
42= 223 +7 Tom Haylock 74, 71, 78
54 230 +14 Sandeep Grewal 76, 75, 79
56 232 +16 Ian Keenan 81, 77, 74

Date Posted: 11/12/09

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