Jamie Rutherford wins EuroPro Tour’s Matchroom Tour Championship at Slaley Hall

Jamie Rutherford won the 2021 Matchroom Tour Championship at Slaley Hall to secure top spot in the season-long order of merit following a dramatic final day of the season.

Jamie went into the day two off the lead and ninth in the order of merit, and knew it would take a gutsy performance to seal a top-five finish and a place on next season’s Challenge Tour.

The Knebworth golfer went out in 35 before making four straight birdies from 10-13 to move to nine under-par and one shot clear of Jack McDonald and Calum Fyfe. He made a huge par save on 17 from a horrible lie before a bogey on 18 left him with a wait with Jack eyeing a win or playoff.

At the final hole of the season, Jack’s approach came up short of the green, leaving him needing to chip in for the win or make a par to make the playoff. He would make bogey to give Jamie the win and a Challenge Tour card for 2022.

Dan Brown (Romanby Golf Club) sealed his card in fourth place in the order of merit after a dramatic final hole – where he laid up before making a clutch par putt to take a tie for second place at Slaley and claim a spot in the top five in the order of merit.

Meanwhile, John Parry took fifth place on the order of merit to secure the final Challenge Tour spot.

Highlights from Tour Championship 2021 will air on Sky Sports Golf on November 2 at 8pm.