Horsey claims third European tour title


Dave Horsey from Alderley Edge sensationally forced and won a play-off to take the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club on Sunday, 27th July.

Horsey had been in contention for most of the week and was in front when a double bogey at the 12th looked to have cost him victory.

However, the 29-year-old chipped in for eagle at the 17th before making par at the last to finish 13 under par and force sudden death on a gloriously sunny afternoon.

Another par four was enough to give him a third European Tour triumph after his success at the 2010 BMW International Open and 2011 Trophée Hassan II.

Horsey said "I knew the chip on 17 had to go in. I knew by that point that I was three behind so I needed it to go in. This is a very special win."

He added: "I wasn't looking at boards all day. In hindsight that's probably a mistake I'll look to correct next time, but I was just trying to stick to my own game and stay focused on myself.

"I didn't play that great – it was a bit scrappy and I wasn't holing the putts – but I managed to get the job done in the end."

Horsey, who is represented by International Sports Management, received praise from its CEO, Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler. "Dave showed his competitive nature, strength of character, drive and desire," said Chandler. "I'm convinced Dave he will move to the next level and start pushing for a place among the game's elite. He is that good."

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