Friday, April 24, 2015

Richie Ramsay named Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for March

Richie Ramsay has been named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for March after claiming the third title of his career at the Trophée Hassan II.

The 31-year-old from Aberdeen held on for a one-stroke victory in Agadir, Morocco, having started the final day in a three-way tie alongside compatriot Andrew McArthur and Frenchman Romain Wattel at Golf du Palais Royal.
After a strongly-debated panel meeting at Hilton’s landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in Edinburgh – The Caledonian , Ramsay pipped South Africa’s George Coetzee, who won a second European Tour title at the Tshwane Open, to the March award.
Also in the running was Trevor Fisher Jnr, who was voted third for March thanks to a maiden Africa Open success on home soil, while Joburg Open winner Andy Sullivan was fourth.
“I’m delighted to have been named The Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for March,” said Ramsay, who receives Hilton HHonors Diamond  elite status, the highest tier of Hilton’s renowned loyalty scheme.
“I was thrilled to win in Morocco after a difficult run of form so far this season, so to hold off the challenge of a top quality field on a difficult final day, and to play like I did to take the title, was fantastic.
“It had been a little while since I last won in Switzerland, so to get back into the winners’ circle was great and I’m now looking forward to what the rest of the season holds.
“I’d like to thank Hilton for their sponsorship of the award and the panel for choosing me, I was up against some stiff competition so I’m glad I came out on top.”
My European Tour fans were also involved in this month’s award, with the new format also seeing them vote for their top three players from March.
Going forward, one lucky subscriber to successfully order the competitors each month will earn themselves a two-night stay at any Hilton  Portfolio hotel worldwide, while all seven winners from March through September will be entered into a prize draw to win an incredible three-night stay in Dubai for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Ramsay now joins Danny Willett (December), Gary Stal (January) and Anirban Lahiri (February) as a contender for The 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year.
Watch an interview with Richie Ramsay here:



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