Burmester crushes the field in Tenerife
The South African started the day in the final group with a back shot at Golf Costa Adeje, with eighteen players within five headshots.
Playing alongside the two third-round leaders Kalle Samooja and Nicolai von Dellingshausen, the 31-year-old immediately threw in the gauntlet with a pair of opening birdies.
Hitting the ball a mile from the start, Burmester completed a nine-under-five of 30 to take a one-stroke lead as the last group reached the corner. However, the seven-time Sunshine Tour winner didn’t finish and put the pressure on with four more birdies on the way home to put some distance between him and the pursuit pack.
The 63-on-nine under par took the South African to twenty-five under par, five shots behind his closest rival, Nicolai Von Dellingshausen of Germany, to seal his first-ever win away from the continent African.
“There are no words that can describe it, it’s four years of struggle and hard work. Jason, my junior and I have been together for two years – he had never won so this is his first. win and he deserves it because he’s been with me for a very long time. and thin. It’s amazing, I can’t even describe it, “said Burmester.
“I can go home and see my family now, I’m so excited. With COVID and everything I didn’t know when I was about to get home, I’m so excited. It’s quite touching, I’m very excited to come home. “
This victory places Burmester in 18th place in the Race to Dubai ranking.
Von Dellingshausen of Germany hit a nerveless eagle putt on the last hole for the best result of his career on the European Tour, an outright finalist with twenty under par, while Kalle Samooja of Finland and the Poles Adrian Meronk shared third place out of nineteen. under.