Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Glenmuir: Andrew Murray Wins European Senior Tour Q-School

Andrew Murray wearing Glenmuir Wilkie merino wool sweater.
Andrew Murray stormed to a three-shot victory at the European Senior Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage thanks to a nerveless one-under-par final round of 70.

The Englishman afterwards praised the influence of his son, and caddie for the week, Tom.

Murray entered the day one shot off friend and compatriot Steve Cipa’s lead, but threw down the gauntlet to his playing partner early on with two stunning birdies in the opening two holes.

Cipa then suffered a stroke of bad luck when he found a plugged lie in a bunker at the third hole and struggled to a double-bogey.

Murray then finished the job with clinical precision to claim his first tournament victory since his win at The European Tour’s Panasonic European Open in 1989.

Afterwards, the 57 year old paid an emotional tribute to his son Tom - who plays on the Challenge Tour - and spoke of how the week at Pestana Golf Resort’s Pinta Course could prove a launch pad for further success for both players.

Murray said:
I'm absolutely chuffed. It’s the first four-round tournament I've won in over 20 years and the butterflies were going in my stomach coming down the stretch.
 To win in a field like this and on a course as good as this is great, and to have Tom alongside me makes it even more special.
“I hope Tom and I can feed off this. It was terrific controlled golf over four days and he said he’d never seen anything like it, so it would be even more of a thrill if this could inspire him to win on the Challenge Tour this year. I think he was proud, it was very emotional.”

Source: Andrew Murray wins European Senior Tour Q-School