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Adrian made his professional debut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and finished in runner up spot in the Pro-Am competition with his partner Johan Eliasch. They shot an impressive -37 around Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and St. Andrews which left them only 1 behind the eventual winners.
Adrian competed at the Mauritius Golf Masters in November 2016 and finished off his second professional tournament in a tie for 7th position.
During February and March of 2017, Adrian played tournaments on the Algarve Pro Tour to sharpen his game for the upcoming Road to Oman. He has finishes in Portugal of T21, T13 and a T2 finish at the Boavista Classic which included a sensational round of 62 on the final day.
Adrian began his 2017 Road to Oman journey at the Barclays Kenyan Open, which was also his debut event on the Challenge Tour as a professional. He shot rounds of 67, 69, 71 and a final round of 65, which included 5 birdies and an eagle to take a share of 5th place.
Mixing between the Challenge Tour, European Tour and the BMW PGA Polska Tour has given Adrian a lot of tournament experience and has been a breakthrough year for him.
On the PGA Polska Tour, he claimed victory at the Modry Las Open by an incredible 11 shots, after shooting rounds of 65 and 66, for a total of -15.
On the Challenge Tour, Adrian’s best finish of the season came at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge where he was beaten in a play-off by Jens Dantorp. He shot rounds of 70, 66, 70 and a final round of 67 (bogey free) to set the clubhouse lead. An incredible eagle from Dantorp on the first play-off hole sealed victory for the Swede, as birdie from Meronk was not enough.
Needing to win in Ras Al Khaimah or finish in T2 to progress to the NBO Grand Final, it was an amazing performance from the young Pole and has also secured his Challenge Tour status for 2018, catapulting him up the Road to Oman rankings to 33rd from 79th entering the week in RAK.
Laurie Canter is one of the emerging talents in English Golf. He has won both the South African Amateur and Spanish Amateur Championships. As well as competing in both the Eisenhower and St. Andrews Trophy in 2010, Laurie qualified for the Open Championship through local final qualifying. After a great 2010 as an amateur Laurie made the decision to turn pro in 2011.
In 2015, Laurie secured his first European Tour card through Q-School, fulfilling a boyhood dream. He found his form at just the right time in 2015, winning the First Stage at Frilford Heath, coming fourth at the Second Stage and then taking the 20th card at the Final Stage, enduring a nerve-wracking final round to secure a place on the 2016 Race to Dubai.
In his maiden season on the European Tour in 2016, Laurie recorded finishes of T34 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the Made in Denmark. He finished off his rookie season in 193rd position on the Race to Dubai rankings.
At Second Stage of European Tour Q-School for the 2017 season, Laurie came 2nd and cemented his place at Final Stage. There, Laurie shot rounds of 69, 66, 73 and 73, including holing a fantastic putt on the final green to secure his European Tour card again for the 2017 season.
Laurie’s second year out on the European Tour started off well with a T14 finish at the BMA SA Open, this was followed up by a win at the Dimension Data Pro-Am in the team event and the week after, a T16 finish at the Joburg Open.
July 2017 was an exciting time for Canter as he qualified for the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. He secured his tee-time after a thrilling play-off on at The Open Final Qualifying against two other players at Notts Hollinwell Golf Course.
“Obviously it will be a great week, I’m just excited to get going,” said Canter, who is in his second full year on the European Tour. “I’m definitely playing the most consistent golf I have ever played in my life, I’ve got some really good people around me now,”
Laurie shot a bogey free 67 in the morning and followed it up with a 2 under 70, to see him finish the day on -7, good enough for a tie for third with two others.
In the first sudden death hole against Italian Stefano Mazzoli and Englishman Rhys Nevin-Wharton, Canter holed a nervy 10ft to avoid elimination.
Mazzoli was knocked out of contention at the second and a third par on the trot was enough for Canter to see off Nevin-Wharton after they teed it up for a third time.
At The Open, Laurie successfuly made the cut and finished in a very respectable T37, after rounds of 70, 72, 72 and 68.
Canter finished off his 2017 European Tour season in 156th position on the Race to Dubai. He went on to compete at European Tour Qualifying School, where he finished T12 after rounds of 71, 64, 67, 75, 66 and 69 (-16). This secured Laurie’s European Tour card once again for the 2018 season.
Joel Sjöholm is arguably the most colourful golfer competing in Europe.
Regarded as one of the great characters on the tour, his sparkling personality has a great effect on everyone around him.
Joel competed on the European Challenge Tour for the 2016 season and recorded his best finishes at the Swedish Challenge (T6) and the Terre dei Consoli Open (T10).
He finished his 2016 season off in the Road to Oman rankings in 101st position.
After 9 years of hard work, patience and persistence, Joel finally claimed his maiden professional victory at the 2017 Italian Challenge in Sardinia on the Challenge Tour.
Having carded a final round 65, Sjoholm came from two strokes behind overnight, to win by 4.
“I shouldn’t really be standing here. I was playing on an invite this week, and I have to thank Alain, the Challenge Tour Director, and my management for getting me into the tournament. I only got here on Wednesday, I missed my flight on Monday, and I was a little bit worried about not being able to play the golf course – but this week I just putted really well and that was the difference.”
Joel’s win at the Italian Challenge was following on from a T4 finish at the KPMG Trophy where he finished on -16, giving him some confidence heading into Sardinia.
This victory catapulted Joel up the Road to Oman rankings from 98th to 5th and he secured a full Challenge Tour card for the 2018 season.
He finished his 2017 season ranked 31st on the Road to Oman rankings.
Competing on the Challenge Tour during 2018, Joel recorded his best finish at the Hopps Open de Provence, where he finished in a tie for 2nd spot. He went on to finish the year ranked 64th on the rankings and will focus on the Challenge Tour for the 2019 season.
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