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Laurie Canter Ends 13-Year Winless Drought With European Open Triumph

Laurie Canter Ends 13 Year Winless Drought With European Open Triumph

Laurie Canter broke a 13-year winless streak to claim a maiden DP World Tour title at the European Open in Hamburg.

The 34-year-old Englishman entered the final round at Green Eagle tied for the lead alongside Italy’s Guido Migliozzi but carded a one-under 72 which included birdies on the 11th, 15th, and 16th to finish the tournament on 13 under which was sufficient to secure his first victory on the DP World Tour.

“It’s all I’ve wanted to do since before I turned pro so it’s hard to rationalise now, but I’m really happy,” Canter said speaking to Sky Sports.

“I tried to just not get caught up in the tournament, keep it as factual as possible. It went my way today and in the past it hasn’t.

“It’s a great feeling and it will probably take a while to totally digest everything that happened.

“Now that I’ve done it, it’s going to open up some opportunities for me – in July I think I can play the Scottish Open, which is great.

“Ultimately if I’m going to climb the world rankings and play the biggest tournaments in the world you have to know how to win and you probably only get that belief once you do it.

“Hopefully it means I can push on and go from strength to strength.”

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger and South African Thriston Lawrence finished tied-second on 11 under.

What is the next event?

The next event on the DP World Tour schedule is the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed taking place between 6-9 June at Vasatorps Golfklubb in Sweden.