Friday, September 16, 2011


Dodge Kemmer became the first American to win on the PGA EuroPro Tour after he powered to victory in the Integral Collection Classic today.
California-based Kemmer, 24, won the event, the penultimate one of the season, by five shots from Jon White (Saunton GC) at the Hunley Hotel and Golf Club in North Yorkshire .
“I hit the ball well on the first day and putted well on the second with a little bit of both on the third,” said Kemmer, who was ranked inside the top 20 in the world amateur rankings before turning professional in 2010.
“I came over to play in the KLM Open (on the European Tour) last week and am playing again next week so I wanted something to play in this week.
“It’s definitely helped with my experience and I won’t get to play as well as this at every course. The Tour is great, well run and everyone I spoke to has been really nice so it’s been a great experience.
Kemmer and Steve Uzzell (Hornsea GC) began the last day sharing the lead but Kemmer made four birdies in his front nine to claim an outright lead that he would not lose as he finished on nine-under-par 207.
Uzzell’s hopes of winning the title and claiming the £10,000 top prize ended with a poor run in the back nine that included five bogeys between the 10th and 15th.
Paul Doherty (Vale Hotel) was the top Scot in joint 15th place with a final round of 70 - his best of the three - for a total of 217. He earned £467.
Chris Kelly (Cawder) signed off with a 74 for 220 and joint 32nd place. He won £280.
Zack Saltman (Archerfield Links) faded with a last-round 77 for 223 and joint 41st position. He finished up with a pay-out of £237 which looked like being more substantial after his second-day 72.
Lee Harper, also playing out of Archerfield, had a poor tournament with declining scores of 72, 76 and 78 for 226 and a share of 55th place. He earned £172.
The top 60 players have now qualified for the last event of the campaign, the 888 Tour Championship at Mar Menor in Murcia , Spain on October 5-7.
Competition will be fierce as the top five players in the Order of Merit after the Tour Championship will secure their spots on next season’s Challenge Tour.
Only Chris Hanson and Clark have so far won enough money to be guaranteed a spot in the top five in the money list.

PGA EUROPRO TOUR - Integral Collection Classic
Hunley Hotel and Golf Club in North Yorkshire .
Par 216 (3x72)
207 Dodge Kemmer (US) 70 68 69 (£10,000).
212 Jon White (Saunton) 70 72 70 (£5,000).
213 Adam Keogh (Bost West) 73 73 67, Toby Burden (Hayling) 70 71 72, Steve Uzzell (Hornsea) 69 69 75 (£1,866 each).
214 Paul O'Hanlon (Curragh) 73 71 70, Zane Scotland (Princes) 74 67 73 (£1,100 each).
215 Graeme Clark (Doncaster) 79 66 70, Darryn Lloyd (England) 74 71 70 (£875 each).

1 Chris Hanson (Woodsome Hall) £37,099.50
2 Graeme Clark (Doncaster) £25,375.84
3 Luke Goddard (Hendon) £16,366.67
4 Jamie Lee Abbott (Fynn Valley) £15,423.46
5 James Busby (The Shropshire) £14,191.67
6 Paul Reed (Bristol and Clifton) £13,248.60
7 Duncan Stewart (Grantown on Spey) £11,655.62
8 Stuart Archibald (England) £11,548.75
9 Darryn W. Lloyd (England) £10,660.00
10 Jamie Howarth (De Vere Mottram Hall) £8,199.88



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