Evans nets best ever Euro Tour result

Ben Evans finished tied eighth in the M2M Russian Open on the European Tour last weekend. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron
Ben Evans finished tied eighth in the M2M Russian Open on the European Tour last weekend. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron
  • Evans finishes tied eighth in Russian Open
  • Staplecross-based player’s best ever European Tour result
  • Evans completes 72-hole event in 11-under-par total of 273
  • 28-year-old is up to 137th on Race to Dubai
  • Evans in the field for this week’s KLM Open in Holland
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Golf star Ben Evans achieved his best ever European Tour finish last weekend.

The Staplecross-based professional came tied eighth in the M2M Russian Open at Skolkovo Golf Club, Moscow.

He wrote on social media site Twitter: “Very happy with a top 10 last week in Russia. Game felt way better than it has.”

Evans, whose previous best result was tied ninth at Trophee Hassan II in Morocco during March, completed the 72-hole event in an 11-under-par total of 273 - four shots behind winner Lee Slattery.

The 28-year-old, whose Official World Golf Ranking is up to 365, started strongly with a four-under-par 67 last Thursday which contained six birdies and two bogeys.

He maintained the momentum with a three-under-par 68 on Friday featuring six more birdies and three dropped shots.

Evans was in the penultimate group for the third round on Saturday and lost ground slightly with a level par 71, parring all of the first 16 holes before finishing with a bogey and a birdie.

In the fourth round, an eagle at the par five third got him moving in the right direction and although Evans bogeyed the eighth, three birdies in four holes from the 11th took him round in 67.

Evans, of Rye and Sedlescombe golf clubs, has moved up to 137th on the season-long Race to Dubai standings ahead of the KLM Open in Holland, which will get under way tomorrow (Thursday). The top 110 at the end of the season will qualify for a ‘European Tour card’ in category 10 for next season.

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