Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Horsey in Elite Group

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Horsey in Elite Group

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GOLF ENGLISHMAN David Horsey's first European Tour win has taken him into the world's top 100 for the first time at 94th.

He is up from 230th at the start of the year and 188th prior to the BMW International Open in Munich.

The 25-year-old from Stockport won by a shot from compatriot Ross Fisher. Yet for most of the final round they had appeared just also-rans in a battle between Welshman Bradley Dredge and Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal. That was until Larrazabal, one ahead with three to play, double-bogeyed the 16th and bogeyed the 17th and long-time leader Dredge, having three-putted the 10th and 12th, also took six on the 319-yard 16th. The comedy of opened the door to the chasing pack and Horsey was the one to capitalise. Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Tiger Woods 10.48pts, 2 Phil Mickelson 9.74, 3 Lee Westwood 8. …

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