19th June 2017
Nick Marsh enjoyed an excellent week on the PGA EuroPro Tour, recording a season-best second place-finish at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at the Montrose Golf Links Course. In a relatively quiet week for the MB Partners golfing stable, Nick’s success and an improved performance from Curtis Griffiths on the Challenge Tour topped off a positive week.
Having competed on the Challenge Tour in recent weeks, Nick returned to the EuroPro Tour with high hopes of a successful week in Scotland. A four-under par first round meant the week started in solid fashion for the Sema Lease-sponsored golfer who found himself in T15 heading into the second day.
Wednesday saw the 22-year-old gain another two shots as he headed into the final day hoping to make his way into the top-ten. That said, a blistering final round of 64 catapulted Nick up the leader board into an eventual T2 finish, just two shots behind the overall winner. A run of five consecutive birdies on the front nine helped Nick to his best result of the year so far.
Elsewhere, the Challenge Tour made its way to France for the Hauts de France Golf Open where Curtis Griffiths was MB Partners’ sole representative. Back-to-back rounds of 70 across the first two days saw Curtis make the cut after a few unlucky breaks on the Tour in weeks gone by.
Placed in T13 heading into moving day, hopes were high for a successful week for the 23-year old. These hopes though were curtailed on Saturday as a poor start led to an eight-over par round. Despite this setback, the Surrey-based youngster did well to bounce back with a level-par closing round to salvage a T55 finish for the week and additional points for his Road To Oman total.
Head of Golf at MB Partners, Duncan Maxim was thrilled that Nick had seen a reward for his effort in recent weeks and was glad to see that Curtis had extended his participation into the weekend.
“It was very pleasing to see Nick have his best finish of the year on the EuroPro. I’ve felt this had been coming for a while now, as I know how hard he has worked to get his game in the shape he both needs and wants it to be. With these results comes the added confidence, which hopefully he can continue when he heads back to the Challenge Tour in Denmark this week.”
“Much of the same can be said about Curtis’s performance at St Omer, which is a notoriously difficult course where patience is key. Although Saturday’s round pushed him out of the hunt for a high finish, he rebounded well on the final day meaning there are lots of positives to take forward.”
This coming week marks an extremely busy week for the stable. The European Tour moves to Germany for the BMW International Open where Jordan Smith, Chris Hanson, Duncan Stewart and John Parry will all be in contention. Elsewhere, Denmark is the destination of choice for the Challenge Tour which will see both Seve Benson and Nick Marsh competing at the Royal Oak Golf Course, for the Made in Denmark Challenge.