8th July 2017
Nick Marsh held his nerve to claim his maiden PGA Europro title on the fourth play-off hole of the Dawson & Sanderson Classic at Longhirst Hall. Having recorded the same overall score as Irishman Brendan Carroll over the 54-hole contest, the Huddersfield-based golfer sunk a fifteen-foot birdie putt to secure the victory.
On the back of an excellent run of form, Nick started the week in excellent fashion carding a six-under par opener to put himself in contention from the outset. The Sema Lease-sponsored golfer gained a further two shots on the second day as he headed into the final day’s play tied for the lead.
Friday’s action proved more testing for Marsh as he headed down the 18th knowing he needed to birdie the final hole in order to force the play-off. Having done so successfully, stalemate was reached as Marsh and Carroll played out the 17th and the 18th in the first two holes of the play-off.
The pair then returned to 17 where both again made par, before Marsh sunk his birdie putt from just inside 15 feet for the victory. The result is further proof of the 22-year-old’s talent who has enjoyed a successful season to-date on both the Europro and Challenge Tour’s.
Nick was over the moon to secure the win he felt that his recent form has deserved.
“It feels absolutely great to finally get a win on the Europro Tour. I’ve been playing some good golf over the last three or four weeks and I knew a win would be just around the corner, it was just a case of staying patient and keep doing what I was doing!”
Head of Golf at MB Partners, Duncan Maxim, was delighted for Nick to secure his first title on the tour and feels it bodes well for the remainder of the year.
“I’m ecstatic and immensely proud of Nick’s first Europro win this week. He has worked incredibly hard with his coach to continue his development since turning professional a couple of years ago. I could genuinely see this win coming, we have spoken about the need to just keep putting yourself in position and he would without a doubt take a chance. I firmly believe this could be the catalyst for Nick to really push on and head towards the top echelons of the game”