Saturday score halts Donaldson challenge
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.”