Gavin Kyle Green boosted his hopes of qualifying for the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship after securing his second top-10 finish of the season at the just-concluded British Masters.
The 24-year-old, who missed the cut in the last three tournaments, closed with a one-under 71 to finish in two-under 286 at the Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey on Sunday.
He marked his scorecard with three birdies and two bogeys to finish in a seven-way tie for ninth that included last year’s European Tour No. 1 Tommy Fleetwood of England.
It marks Gavin’s second best result of his rookie season on the European Tour after finishing tied third at the Czech Masters in late August.
More importantly, the strong finish propelled him to 76th spot in the season-long Race to Dubai standings. He started the week in 89th place.
Gavin will aim for another good outing to help him edge closer to the top 60, if not break into, when he competes in the Andalucia Masters, which begins on Thursday in Sotogrande, Spain.
By skipping last week’s CIMB Classic, Gavin has made his intention clear that he wants to be one of the top 60 golfers to tee it up in the prestigious Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 22-25.
After the event in Spain, Gavin is expected to resume making his last push for a ticket to Dubai at the Turkish Airlines Open in Turkey from November 1-4 and NedBank Golf Challenge in South Africa from 8-11.