Evans tees off in South Africa

Ben Evans made his first European Tour outing of the 2016 season in South Africa at the weekend. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron

Ben Evans made his first European Tour outing of the 2016 season in South Africa at the weekend. Picture courtesy Agathe Seron

  • Ben Evans makes first outing of 2016 European Tour season
  • Staplecross professional finishes tied 41st in Alfred Dunhill Championship
  • Evans was tied ninth after two rounds before dropping back at weekend
  • 28-year-old looking forward to full season on European Tour
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Golf star Ben Evans made his first outing of the 2016 European Tour season in South Africa at the weekend.

The Staplecross-based professional finished tied 41st in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek CC.

Evans completed the 72-hole event in a level par total of 288, which would have been a touch disappointing having been tied ninth on four-under at halfway.

The 28-year-old began with a one-under 71 in round one last Thursday. Six birdies and two bogeys in his first 11 holes took Evans to four-under before dropping three shots in his last three holes.

Evans climbed into the top 10 courtesy of a very good bogey-free 69 in round two which featured a hat-trick of consecutive birdies from the 13th.

He began round three with nine straight pars before shedding three shots in as many holes. Two birdies thereafter added up to a one-over 73.

Evans made two birdies in the first 11 holes of his final round, but two bogeys and a triple bogey in the next six holes meant he closed with a three-over 75.

Evans is looking forward to a full season on the European Tour in 2016 having scraped into the all-important top 110 on the season-long Race to Dubai rankings in 2015.

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