Alfred Dunhill Championship Side Markets, Predictions and Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:14 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 6:14 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Alfred Dunhill Championship side markets for
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Alfred Dunhill Championship</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Leopard Creek Country Club, South Africa</strong><br /><strong>Nov 28th- Dec 1st</strong></p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Leopard Creek The Lauching Pad for Qualifying School Graduates</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"> </p><h2>Betting Predictions and Tips</h2><p>Leopard Creek Country Club is one of the most beautiful destinations for the professional golfer to play and after recent wet weather the course is expected to be more testing than normal. South African professionals can have a healthy home advantage but it is also a much-loved spot for visiting professionals from the European Tour.</p><p>Last season's runner up David Drysdale has developed a remarkable affinity for the Leopard Creek Country Club in recent years. 2019 has been a disappointment for the Scot with no top 10 finishes since the second week of February when he was 5th ‘Down Under' at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. There can be little doubt that 2019 will have drained his confidence so a return to South Africa will be just what's needed for this journeyman professional. Despite two career wins on the Challenge Tour, Drysdale has never won on the European Tour, however, if he is ever to win this could be the place. His Alfred Dunhill Championship form is superb with seven top 25 finishes from his last eight starts at the course, three of which were top 10s.</p><p>Another Scot, Conor Syme is an interesting entrant in the knowledge he was runner-up at Leopard Creek Country Club in the 2017 African Amateur Championship. A solid season on the Challenge Tour has won his playing rights back for 2019/2020 season and this looks a good venue to start his new campaign.</p><p>Louis De Jager who has performed with credit on the Sunshine Tour for many years and approximately twelve months ago was in a superb run of form with two wins and a runner-up finish. Since he has been plying his trade on the European Tour with limited success, however his best result was 2nd in the Kenya Open at altitude which is respected this week. Certain golfer's play well at altitude, it is possible De Jager is one who prefers it and he has the look of a solid top 20 pick this week.</p><p>Experienced French professional Gregory Havret needed to go back to Qualifying School to regain his playing privileges on tour after a consistent year on the Challenge Tour. He will be delighted to see the new European season start at one of his favourite venues. A runner up at this year's Qualifying School and back in 2004 of this Championship at Leopard Creek make the Frenchman a top 5 selection this week.</p><p>The European Tour Qualifying School was a tough rollercoaster for Wilco Nienaber, he does, however, remain a young player with great potential. He will be delighted to be teeing up at Leopard Creek Country Club where he has some experience earlier in the year. Despite a couple of 74s Nienaber finished inside the top 10 of the 2019 African Amateur Stroke-play Championship.</p><p>An interesting entrant this week is little known English professional Dale Whitnall who had a career best 4th place finish here a decade ago. In the interim he has had little competitive golf at this level but he has competed well on the Challenge Tour this year winning the KMPG Trophy. He makes an interesting outsider in the Top GB @ Ireland market this week.</p><p>Spain's Carlos Pigem finds himself back on the European Tour after a good qualifying school where he finished in ninth position. His best career finish on the European Tour was fourth here in 2016 so the perfect venue for Pigem to start the process of winning his playing privileges back and another good side market option.</p><p>Another Qualifying School graduate to consider is Laurie Canter who finished 6th and funnily enough was runner-up to Whitnell at the KMPG Trophy. It is certainly possible there is a slight correlation with that event and the Englishman has course experience at Leopard Creek Country Club in 2014 when he performed respectably. This could be the season he begins to make his mark on the main tour and fulfil his potential.</p><p>Other Qualifying School graduates worthy of mention are Adrien Saddier who won his playing privileges straight back after a top 10 finish at the Portugal Masters the start previous. Spaniard, Alejandro Canizares who is a very experienced performer and Englishman, Garrick Porteous who managed a top 20 finish here in 2013.</p><div><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></div><ul> <li>David Drysdale – Top 10 @ 12.00 (11/1) <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Unibet</a></li> <li>Louis De Jager – Top 20 @ 5.50 (9/2) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Gregory Havret – Top 5 @ 41.00 (40/1) <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfair!">Betfair</a></li> <li>Dale Whitnell – each-way – Top GB &amp; Ireland @ 101.00 (100/1) <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Carlos Pigem – each-way - Top Continental European – 67.00 (66/1) <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Laurie Canter – Top 40 @ 4.33 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfair!">Betfair</a></li></ul><p>*Top 40 market available at Betfair, <a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Boylesports">Boylesports</a> and Paddy Power. Half stakes in top 20 market is option for the two selections*</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p></div>
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