Morton beats Kofod Olsen in dramatic play-off to clinch the EGF’s Order of Merit Championship

Dominic Morton clinched the EGF Order of Merit Championship Men’s Division after a gripping playoff against Viktor Kofod Olsen at Al Zorah Golf Club, concluding the EGF season in dramatic fashion.

Morton, who plays off a handicap of +3, crafted a steady level-par round of 72 which included a birdie on the par-five 18th to finish him on level par for the 54-hole tournament.

However, Olsen, who was sharing a buggy with Morton, also birdied the final hole to card a round of 75 and force a play-off on the same concluding score.

Playing again on the first hole at Al Zorah, Olsen stepped up first and the left-hander leaked his drive down the right-hand side into the waste area. Morton, meanwhile, hit the fairway.

From there, the 18-year-old Englishman hit a fantastic wedge shot to just a few feet while his opponent found the back of the green.

Olsen then needed three putts, while Morton needed just one with the birdie enough to secure the title.

Ladies Champion

In the Ladies’ Division there was also a play-off between Jamie Camero and Intissar Rich, two talented representatives of the United Arab Emirates.

The pair often found as team-mates, with both notably representing the UAE at the prestigous Espirito Santo Trophy in October.

Thy also found themselves tied for the week at Al Zorah on a seven over par after 54 holes, with Camero carding an impressive round of 69 on Saturday.

And it was her who emerged with the victory this time on the second play-off hole at Al Zorah on Sunday.

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