| Maurice Bembridge|
PGA European Tour
| 21 February 1945 (age 70)
Worksop, Notts., England (1945-02-21) |
Brian Huggett, Brian Barnes, Tommy Horton, Neil Coles, Bernard Gallacher
European Seniors Tour
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Maurice Bembridge Wikipedia
Maurice Bembridge (born 21 February 1945) is an English golfer.
Bembridge turned professional at an early age in 1960 and won the Llandudno Assistant Professionals' Tournament in 1966 and the PGA Assistants’ Championship in 1967 In 1968 he finished 5th in the Open Championship, four shots behind Gary Player and the leading British golfer. His first important win was in the 1969 Sumrie Better-Ball, which he and Ángel Gallardo won by a shot from Hedley Muscroft and Lionel Platts. Later in 1969 he won his first big solo tournament, the News of the World Match Play, where he beat 56-year-old Dai Rees 6&5 in the 18-hole final. This victory earned him an invitation to play in the 1969 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship, where he lost 6&5 to Bob Charles. In 1971 he had his first important stroke-play victory, taking the Dunlop Masters, two strokes ahead of Peter Oosterhuis. He later won six tournaments on the European Tour between 1973 and 1979 and he also won several tournaments in Africa and one in New Zealand. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was second in 1973 when it was points-based (he finished eighth on the money list).
At the 1974 Masters Tournament, Bembridge tied the course record with a 64 in the final round, lifting him into a tie for 9th place.
After turning fifty he played on the European Seniors Tour, winning twice at that level, in 1996 and 1998.
Bembridge played in the Ryder Cup four times, winning five matches, losing eight and halving three. He also represented England in the World Cup twice.
1966 Llandudno Assistant Professionals' Tournament
1967 Gor-Ray Cup
1968 Kenya Open
1969 Kenya Open, Sumrie Better-Ball (with Ángel Gallardo), News of the World Match Play
1970 Caltex Tournament (New Zealand)
1971 Dunlop Masters
1972 Lusaka Open (Zambia)
1979 Benson & Hedges Kenya Open
1989 Luzern Open
Note: Bembridge only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975
World Cup (representing England): 1974, 1975
Double Diamond International (representing England): 1973, 1974 (winners), 1975
Philip Morris International (representing England): 1976
Praia D'el Rey European Cup: 1997 (winners)
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.