GOLF: Burmester wins Tenerife Open at Costa Adeje Golf
The European Tour have been in Tenerife this week at the Costa Adeje Golf course in the south of the island, as the cream of tour took part in the Tenerife Open with a prize fund of 1.5 million euros.After four exhilarating days in the sun, South African Dean Burmester, with a spectacular final round of 62 (-9) has been proclaimed winner on 25 under, with five strokes of advantage over the German Nicolai Dellingshausen who, with a great eagle in the last hole, finished in second position with on -20.
At the end, Burmester was excited about his victory. "I have no words to describe this moment. It has been four years of fighting and working very hard. My caddy Jason and I have been together for two years. He had not won before, so this is his first victory. He deserves it because he has been with me through thick and thin. I'm so excited, and looking forward to getting home and seeing my family."
With this triumph, the South African player achieves his second victory on the European circuit since he won the Tshwane Open in 2017 played in his native country, and also manages to rise to place 18th place in the Race to Dubai 2021. This season his best classification was obtained in March at the Magical Kenya Open where he finished eighth.
Pedro Oriol was the best-ranked Spaniard, occupying sixth place at the end of the tournament held this week at Golf Costa Adeje. The following Spaniards in the final classification saw Sebastián García from Madrid and Adri Arnaus from Catalonia, both occupying equal eighth position in the table.
Pedro Oriol played impeccably today with seven birdies to finish delivering a 64-shot return (-7). He finished very happy with his performance this week. "I have played very solid golf, I have swung very well during the weekend, with a spectacular game from tee to green and this has been the key that has made me make these scores. I see myself so close to achieving good things that I know I will. The only thing I have to do is play with a little more patience because sometimes my mind plays tricks on me."
Adri Arnaus finished with a score of 66 (-5), achieving his second top ten finish with this eighth position this season, after the ninth position obtained in January in the Omega Dubai Desert Classics. For Madrid's Sebastián García, tied with Adri for eighth place with 268 shots, it is also his second top ten so far this season after fourth place at the Magical Kenya Open.
Here is the final classification of the top 22 players:
As for taking time off, there’s no time for that, as next weekend they will be doing it all again at Golf Costa Adeje as the course plays host to its second European Tour event in a row, due to health restrictions in France seeing the French Open cancelled at short notice.
(Main image: Winner Dean Burmester courtesy of Getty images)