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.