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OWGR

Place of Birth

Bath, England

Height

6′ 3″ (192 cm)

Interests

Bath Rugby, Wine & Coffee

Laurie Canter

Professional
Career

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2020

European Tour

Laurie enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2020 finishing 19th in the Race to Dubai thanks to 5 Top 10 performances including two well-fought runner up finishes at the Portugal Masters and the Italian Open, and a Top 5 finish at his first DP World Tour Championship.

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2019
European Challenge Tour

Laurie played on the Challenge Tour, narrowly missing out on a first professional win in a play off in the KPMG Trophy, Belgium. He ended the season in 43rd position, before finishing 5th at Qualifying school  to earn his card for the 2020 European Tour season.

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2018

European Tour

Highlights from 2018 included leading the Italian Open, and 5 other Top 25 finishes including a Top 15 at the Omega European Masters.

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2017

European Tour

i2017 saw Laurie play in his second
appearance at The Open Championship (his first as a professional) at Royal Birkdale, where he finished in 35th place. He narrowly missed retaining his playing rights but regained them at Qualifying school for the third successive time – a European Tour first

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2016

European Tour

2016 was a great transitional experience into the highest level of professional golf. However, Laurie was required to return to qualifying school at the end of the season and successfully secured full playing rights for the 2017 season.

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2012 - 2015

Europro Tour, Sunshine Tour & Challenge Tour

Between 2012 – 2015 Laurie played on the Europro, Sunshine and Challenge Tours, before going on to negotiate all 3 stages of the European Tour Qualifying School to earn one of 25 European Tour cards.

Laurie Canter

Amateur
Career

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2011

Laurie won the 2011 Spanish Amateur Champion to earn a  place at the the Spanish Open on the European Tour. He went on to make the cut, finishing 44th and securing the amateur silver medal.

On turning professional, Laurie was ranked 5th in the Amateur World Rankings and in May 2011 had accumulated more points than anyone else.

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2010
Was a breakthrough year for Laurie with six national titles including the South African Amateur Championship, South African Amateur Strokeplay and breaking Justin Rose’s scoring record in the prestigious Hampshire Hog title.
A major highlight for Laurie was winning the Open Final Qualifying at Fairmont, consequently playing in The Open at St Andrews in 2010, and playing in the South African Open as a result of being the national amateur champion.
Laurie was selected to represent both winning England teams in the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals; the latter in which Laurie was England’s top point scorer. Laurie represented the British and Irish Lions in 2010 against Europe in the St. Andrews Trophy and was selected to play the Eisenhower Trophy for England.