Height – 6 ft 2″
Date of birth – 3rd November 1989
Turned pro – 2011 (Plus 5)
Family – Single
Residence – Bath, England
Laurie Canter is one of the emerging talents in English Golf. He has won both the South African Amateur and Spanish Amateur Championships. As well as competing in both the Eisenhower and St. Andrews Trophy in 2010, Laurie qualified for the Open Championship through local final qualifying. After a great 2010 as an amateur Laurie made the decision to turn pro in 2011.
In 2015, Laurie secured his first European Tour are through Q-School, fulfilling a boyhood dream. He found his form at just the right time in 2015, winning the First Stage at Frilford Heath, coming fourth at the Second Stage and then taking the 20th card at the Final Stage, enduring a nerve-wracking final round to secure a place on the 2016 Race to Dubai.
In his maiden season on the European Tour in 2016, Laurie recorded finishes of T34 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the Made in Denmark. He finished off his rookie season in 193rd position on the Race to Dubai rankings.
At Second Stage of European Tour Q-School, Laurie came 2nd and cemented his place to Final Stage. There, Laurie shot rounds of 69, 66, 73 and 73, including holing a fantastic putt on the final green to secure his European Tour card again for the 2017 season.
Laurie’s second year out on the European Tour has started off well with a T14 finish at the BMA SA Open, this was followed up by a win at the Dimension Data Pro-Am in the team event and the week after, a T16 finish at the Joburg Open.
DID YOU KNOW?
Laurie is a very accomplished tennis player and competed against the current Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray when he was younger.