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Ruthless Burmester wins Tenerife Open

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:37 Mon, 03 May 2021

Ruthless Burmester wins Tenerife Open | News Article
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South Africa’s Dean Burmester carded a final round of nine-under-par 62 to win the Tenerife Open in Spain for his second victory on the European Tour.

The former Bloemfonteiner finished on 25-under-par to destroy the field with a five-stroke victory over Nicolai von Dellingshausen of Germany.

The next best South African in the field was the winner of last weeks’ Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, Garrick Hugo, who finished on 16-under-par for a share of 8th.

Following his win, Burmester, said that he has his eye on breaking into the top 100 in the world, while the support from his fellow South Africans was amazing.

“I think any time you can make your game travel, you’re achieving great things, so I’m ecstatic to win here.

“I'd obviously love to get in that top 100 in the world, it's quite lucrative, a lot of things happen when you get into that top 100 so if I can get back there I'll be very excited.

“Hopefully I can go from strength to strength now and that’ll be my plan, I won’t stop working hard and trying to get better.

“It’s amazing, just to have the support of our little group of South African guys, we’re kind of like a family out here.

“We all travel a long way to come and ply our craft so just to have those guys on the 18th green, all the caddies, all the players, spraying me with champagne and congratulating me - there’s no better feeling in the world.”

Burmester’s previous victory on the European Tour was when he won the 2017 Tshwane Open.

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