Huddersfield’s Chris Hanson is celebrating the best European Tour finish of his fledgling career.

The 30-year-old attached to Woodsome Hall finished Tied 5th in the Trophee Hassan II event in Morocco yesterday at three under par after leading at the third-round stage.

And Huddersfield Golf Club’s Nick Marsh finished three over par in his first Tour tournament to be Tied 16th, a fantastic effort.

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Hanson had gone out confident of challenging for the title after a third-round 67 had given him a one-shot lead with 18 to play.

He couldn’t quite match that form unfortunately, in the final round, returning a 75 with three birdies wiped out by four bogeys and a double bogey.

With five to play, though, Hanson was only one shot behind the lead, with the title eventually going to Jeunghun Wang over Nacho Elvira in a play-off on five under.

Marsh finished with a one-over 73, with two birdies and three bogeys at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

It left him three over for the tournament and six shots behind Hanson.

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There performances, however, come as a massive boost for golf in Huddersfield, especially after the selection of Rochelle Morris in the Great Britain & Ireland team for the Curtis Cup against USA.

Hanson, who finished fourth in a Challenge Tour event in Madrid last week, had never finished higher than 39th on the European Tour.

After the third round, Hanson said: “It’s not something I thought I was going to go out there and shoot, but I played some really nice stuff and took my chances when I got them,” he said. “I felt I got rewarded for some good golf.

“It was a little bit of a lucky chip – it hit the flag and dropped - but you need those sort of things and hopefully it will set me up.

“I drove the ball really nicely and kept myself in play a lot of the time. From there you can score on this golf course.”