Satur­day score halts Don­ald­son chal­lenge

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JAMIE Don­ald­son put in a re­spectable ef­fort at the Masters over the week­end af­ter fin­ish­ing tied for 21st at Au­gusta.

The Mac­cles­field golfer fin­ished five shots over par af­ter a fi­nal round 72, leav­ing him 10 shots be­hind fel­low English­man and win­ner Danny Wil­let.

Don­ald­son started with an open­ing round 74 on Thurs­day be­fore shoot­ing a 72 the fol­low­ing day, but it was a score of 75 on Satur­day that halted his chal­lenge.

Fin­ish­ing tied for 21st isn’t Don­ald­son’s best re­sult in a Masters tour­na­ment, as he fin­ished tied for 14th back in 2014.

Don­ald­son could find him­self on the Ry­der Cup team along­side Masters cham­pion Wil­let when they take on the USA in Chaska, Min­nesota later this year, and the Sh­effield golfer couldn’t be­lieve he had won.

“Words can’t de­scribe the feel­ings of what’s go­ing on and what we’ve just ac­com­plished,” said Wil­let.

“It’s not been a bad last 12 days. My son came early to have me come and play. You talk about fate and ev­ery­thing else that goes with it, it’s been crazy.

“I can’t re­ally de­scribe the emo­tions and the feel­ings. At the end of the day, I’m for­tu­nate enough that this was my day.”

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