Burmester finishes 6th in D+D Czech Masters

Dean Burmester closed with a three-under-par 69 on Sunday in the European Tour’s D+D Czech Masters to climb inside the top 10 at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague in the Czech Republic.

The big-hitting Burmester made five birdies and two bogeys to reach 10-under-par for the tournament, which was won by American Johannes Veerman on 15-under-par. Veerman’s maiden European Tour title came by two shots from transplanted Zimbabwean, Sean Crocker, who now plays out of the United States, and from Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland, who made double-bogey six on the last hole to ease the pressure on Veerman.

Burmester tried to start fast to overcome the roller-coaster level-par he made in the third round when he made birdie on the second. But a bogey on eight gave him pause. He birdied four and then made another on nine to turn in two-under 34. Birdies on 12 and 16 took him to 11-under for the tournament, be he dropped a shot on 17 to end up in sixth on his own.

Jacques Kruyswijk also played his way to a top-10 finish, carding a two-under 70 to be on nine-under in a share of seventh.

Brandon Stone put in a solid week’s work, with his closing 69 taking him to eight-under for the week and a share of 12th.

JC Ritchie finished with a one-over 72, which put him in a share of 39th, together with Mathiam Keyser who had a 74 on the final day. Daniel van Tonder signed for a three-over 75 on Sunday, finishing in a share of 45th, and Darren Fichardt’s one-under 71 saw him share 47th.

Bryce Easton finished in 55th, and Zander Lombard in 60th.

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