Marshall makes a major impact on the main tour
Norfolk's Andrew Marshall was in the money yesterday after marking a rare appearance on the full European Tour with an encouraging top 10 finish. The Dereham professional played solid golf in testing breezy conditions on the island of Majorca to end up in a tie for ninth position in the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor.
Norfolk's Andrew Marshall was in the money yesterday after marking a rare appearance on the full European Tour with an encouraging top 10 finish.
The Dereham professional played solid golf in testing breezy conditions on the island of Majorca to end up in a tie for ninth position in the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor.
His two over par total of 282 earned him a cheque for around �15,000 - an excellent pay day for a man who generally plays on the second tier Challenge Tour.
Marshall had gone into the weekend in a challenging position after rounds of 70 and 69 and stayed in touch with the leaders on Saturday after a 71 that left him on level par for the tournament.
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He never looked like winning yesterday, with successive bogeys at the eighth and ninth ending any outside hopes of victory, but held his nerve together well on the back nine, with a birdie three at the 17th helping him to a two over par total of 72.
Swede Peter Hanson overcame a one-shot penalty for a double hit to beat Spain's Alejandro Canizares in a play-off for his third European Tour title.
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Only a slow motion television camera caught the fact that Hanson clipped his chip on the 12th a second time.
He fell two behind with four to play after being told of the incident, but made birdie putts from 12 and 30 feet at the 15th and 17th and won the event when Canizares bogeyed the first extra hole.
They had both shot 66 to finish on six under par, four clear of South African James Kingston, and eight ahead of Marshall.