Fresh comeback boost for Andrew Tampion in Belgium

CHALLENGE TOUR: Less than six months after he came closing to quitting the game altogether, Australian Andrew Tampion lifted his second Challenge Tour title in the Telenet Trophy.

Having earned less than €10,000 after making just four cuts on The European Tour last season, Tampion returned to his native Melbourne, packed his clubs away in the garage for three months, and instead turned his hand to the building trade to try to make ends meet.

But the decision to return to Europe last month and give his career one last shot paid handsome dividends when he closed with a stunning round of 66 to prevail by one stroke at Royal Waterloo Golf Club, on the outskirts of Brussels.

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Chris Doak was the highest-placed Scot, shooting a 68 for 286, six shots behind Tampion. Three further back was Andrew McArthur following a 74, two ahead of Marc Warren and three ahead of Gavin Dear and Jack Doherty.