Ewen Ferguson maintained his excellent form on the Challenge Tour by producing a storming last-day performance in the Prague Golf Challenge to chalk up a fourth top-10 finish of the season.
Two days after celebrating his 22nd birthday, Ferguson signed off with a blistering seven-under-par 65 at Prague City Golf to catapult himself up 31 spots to joint-10th behind Englishman Ben Stow.
The effort lifted Ferguson, who started the season with limited playing opportunities on the circuit, to 33rd in Road to Ras Al Khaimah, putting him on course to make the season-ending Grand Final in the UAE.
The former British Boys champion birdied the fourth, sixth, seventh and ninth to be out in 32. He then birdied the 11th and 13th, dropped his only shot of the day at the 14th before finishing birdie-birdie.
His closing effort was joint-best-round-of-the-day along with winner Stow, with Ferguson having earlier carded rounds of 69-68-74, making 22 birdies in total during the event.
Ferguson sparked his promising run of form by tying for fourth in the third event of the season, the Turkish Airlines Challenge, before quickly backing that up by sharing eighth in the Open de Portugal.
He was to the fore again when finishing sixth in the KPMG Trophy in Belgium and is certainly heading into the next event, the Italian Challenge in Sardinia, with a spring in his step.
Ferguson’s stablemate, Bob MacIntyre, will also have been encouraged by his week’s work in the Prague event despite closing with a 75 to finish joint-21st.