Isle of Man Pro Golfer Tom Gandy showed his own form of ‘Bouncebackability’ in East Sussex last week with another Top 25 finish on the EuroPro Tour.
There were plenty of birdies on show over the 3 rounds – a total of 14 in all – with rounds of 69, 70 and 73 seeing Tom finish in a Tie for 22nd place, pushing him back up a place in the Tour Order of Merit as all the top players start to look forward to the end of season finale at Desert Springs in Spain in late October.
“I made a lot of birdies. I put it close to plenty more pins and hit some really good putts but a few just didn’t drop. Hitting the ball the way I am gives me confidence that even better results are not far away, and bodes well for the rest of my season.”
It is a measure of how far Tom has come in the past 3 months that he viewed this result as more of a missed opportunity than something to celebrate. His form since the middle of the season comfortably places him in the Top 25 players on the Tour over that period and he is rapidly becoming one of the names that the other competitors look for at the business end of tournaments as a genuine threat. This growing reputation can only help him to finish the season strongly.
With only two more events to play – in Ireland later this month and Scotland in September – time is running out for Tom to claim one of the Top 5 places on the Order of Merit during the regular season. However, he is hoping to emulate last year’s winner of the end of season finale, Adam Chapman, who’s unexpected victory in event catapulted him from well outside the Top 30 into third place in the season rankings and earned him a place on the Challenger Tour for this season.
Tom will also compete for his full European Tour Card at Qualifying (Q) School over the next few months, so there are plenty of opportunities for the Island to get behind him and help support him on his next steps.