Who's who: David Gilford

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Who's who: David Gilford

  • Name:

    David Gilford
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Sept 14, 1965 in Crewe, Cheshire.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Crewe, England
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1986

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1985). Ryder Cup player (1991, '95). European Tour wins (6).

Did you know?

After an excellent amateur career, culminating in selection for the GB&I Walking Cup team in 1985, Gilford turned professional the following year. His six wins on the European Tour all came in 1991 thru' 1994, and included the English Open, Portuguese Open and two Moroccan Opens.

Top tournaments won by David Gilford

1994
Europe
278 (-10)
£41,660
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Turespana

Played as the Turespana Open de Tenerife (Feb 10-13). Second-placed Andrew Murray (Eng), Wayne Riley (Aus) and Juan Quirós (Esp) finished 2 shots behind David Gilford (Eng), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the European Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 5 shots behind Gilford (Eng). [East course, East Sussex Natl GC, Little Horsted, nr Uckfield, E Sussex].

1993
Europe
279 (-9)
£62,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£62,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Moroccan Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Jamie Spence (Eng) and Stephen Ames (T&T) finished 1 shot behind defending champion David Gilford (Eng). [Royal GC Agadir, Agadir, Morocco].

1993
Europe
275 (-13)
£41,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Gilford (Eng) beat Jorge Berendt (Arg) in a playoff. [Vila Sol Resort, nr Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Moroccan Open (April 16-19; last played in 1987). Gilford (Eng) beat Robert Karlsson (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gilford, David

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

NM

Played as the NM English Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Roger Chapman (Eng) finished 2 shots behind 25-year-old David Gilford (Eng), who recorded the first of his six European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].

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