WELSHMAN Jamie Donaldson held off all challengers on the weekend to win the inaugural D+D REAL Czech Masters and book a Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles next month.
In need of a top-seven finish to secure a place on Paul McGinley’s European Team, Donaldson completed the task in style by claiming a third European Tour title at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague.
A four under par 68 saw him reverse a two shot deficit on compatriot Bradley Dredge by finishing with a 14 under total.
“This is big – it’s been an amazing week,” said Donaldson.
“I didn’t get here until late; I needed to play well either this week or next week, or both, to guarantee my place in The Ryder Cup Team so there was a lot on the line and this week I played really well, so that’s great.
“Winning is everything: wins shoot you up world rankings, Race To Dubai, all sorts. Its massive – those three last holes coming in there were really tough with the wind blowing, so I’m just really happy to seal it.”
The two Aussies in the field, Wade Ormsby and Nathan Holman, failed to make the cut.
The European Tour moves on to Torino this week for the 2014 Italian Open.Czech Masters Results