You little Tinka!

German student claims European Amateur Order of Merit final shoot-out

Bob Warters's picture
Thu, 20 Nov 2003
You little Tinka!
German teenager Tinka Rebhan from Soltau Golf Club, has won the Amateur Order of Merit European Masters at Quinta do Lago in Portugal.

After winning her club championship by an incredible 32 shots earlier this year, the nine handicapper claimed the Masters title by an impressive nine shots.

Competing against 31 other amateurs the 18-year-old student played near faultless golf over 36 holes four under par (nett) - a combined six-round total of 25 under.

Backed by PGA European Tour Courses, the event was open to European amateurs who submitted scores to the aomgolf website between April and September to earn a ranking and qualify for the finals. The top players from each of six handicap divisions then competed in the finals to decide the overall winner.

Defending Champion Iain Galbraith from Murcar GC near Aberdeen finished second on 16 under par, winning the Division One category for handicaps of scratch to 5.