26th June 2017
Nick Marsh continued his run of good form as he recorded a T36 finish on the Challenge Tour at the Made In Denmark Challenge, just a week after notching a second-placed finish on the PGA Euro Pro Tour. In a busy week for the #TeamMBP golfing stable, it was the Huddersfield-based golfer that provided the highlight of the week.
Nick was joined in Denmark by fellow Challenge Tour professional Seve Benson who was, unfortunately, unable to follow up his impressive performance at the KPMG Trophy and departed at the week’s halfway point. Meanwhile, Nick progressed into moving day positioned nicely in T45 on three–under par.
Moving day proved to be exactly that for the Sema Lease-sponsored golfer as he fired a three-under par third round, lifting his total to six-under par and him up to T23. Although the final round promised so much for the English youngster, a two-over par closing round meant he dropped back to T36 –still representing a strong week for Nick in only his thirdChallenge Tour event of the year.
MB Partners’ full European Tour cohort were in action this week as Jordan Smith, Chris Hanson, Duncan Stewart and John Parry headed to Germany for the BMW International Open. Unfortunately, though, it was only Jordan out of the quartet who progressed to the tournament’s latter stages with Chris Hanson the closest to making the cut.
Jordan entered the weekend well-placed in T18 on five-under par, just a few shots shy of the overall lead. This gap diminished to just a single shot on the third day as Jordan looked to fight with the leading pack. Unfortunately, the Gratte Brothers-sponsored golfer suffered a disappointing finish to his third round to enter the final day tied in 40th.
A final round of one-over par meant that the 24-year-old ended the week in T44 to continue his excellent debut year on the European Tour and continue his cut-making streak.
Duncan Maxim, Head of Golf at MB Partners, was pleased that Nick had translated his form onto the Challenge Tour stage.
"It’s very pleasing to see Nick continue his good run of form, he’s been working extremely hard on all aspects of his game and I really feel that he is starting to make the transition into professional golf. He has a clear plan, great support network of both team members and sponsors, so I expect a strong finish to the year."
"It was another solid performance from Jordan, I know he would have wanted to finish a lot higher after getting himself within one shot of the lead on Saturday, but he will learn from the experience and I’m very confident there will be many more opportunities before the season closes."
Next week sees the second of this year’s Rolex Series events on the European Tour as Jordan, Chris and Duncan head to the HNA Open de France, vying for the $7,000,000 prize pot. Meanwhile, the Challenge Tour heads to Scotland for the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge where John Parry and Seve Benson will both be in action.