12th September 2010 | Alps Tour Golf
Maiden win for Dear
Scot Gavin Dear captured his maiden win by beating young Frenchman George Leriche in sudden death at Feudi di Asti Golf Open presented by SCAVINO-PIAGGIO Veicoli Commerciali.
Dear teed off almost our hour before the last group and played his best golf. “My golf is really better for weeks now, I had good results in August. I knew I needed to score very low. The leaderboard was not updated so I tried to make a lot of birdies.”
Meanwhile, Frenchman Leriche struggled a little with his game and dropped 2 shots on 3rd par 5 where he used to hole for birdy.
Dear signed for score of the day tie 63 but had to wait until last group completed their round. He had a chat with Jason Palmer, winner after many tries…
“Jason told me he was playing for victory twice before winning, I answered that I have been in that position many more times this season ! Finally I did it.”
Leriche did not hole for birdy as he did the first two rounds and had to go into a play off. They played twice the short 18th par 3 and Gavin Dear holed 60 cm to win as his opponent missed 10 meters.
Gavin Dear earned 2 places to be 4th at Alps Tour order of merit and George Leriche jumped from 71st to 38th place.