Daniel Gaunt (golfer)

Daniel Stephen Gaunt (born 14 November 1978) is an Australian professional golfer.

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Personal information
Full nameDaniel Stephen Gaunt
Born (1978-11-14) 14 November 1978 (age 41)
Lancefield, Victoria, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality Australia[1]
 England[2]
ResidenceNew Malden, England
SpouseCaroline Gaunt
Children4
Career
Turned professional1999
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins7+
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour2
Other5+
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship73rd: 2009

Gaunt was born in Lancefield, Victoria near Melbourne. His brother Chris is also a professional golfer. He lives in New Malden, England, with his wife, Caroline, and four children. He tied with Terry Pilkadaris for the Australian Medal in 1997 and turned professional in 1999.

His nickname "Dundee" comes from the 1986 Paul Hogan film Crocodile Dundee.

Gaunt qualified for the European Tour via qualifying school at the end of 2003. He was unable to retain his card, and has played predominantly on lower level tours since 2005. He has won several events on those tours including four victories on the third-tier PGA EuroPro Tour.

In July 2010 Gaunt won the English Challenge on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour which gave him a year's exemption on that tour.[3] He ended the season in 7th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to earn his card on the top level European Tour for 2011.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (7+)Edit

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 25 Jul 2010 English Challenge –17 (64-69-70-68=271) 1 stroke   Tommy Fleetwood (a),   Craig Lee
2 27 May 2013 Telenet Trophy –11 (69-66-69-69=273) Playoff   Wil Besseling

PGA EuroPro Tour wins (4)Edit

  • 2006 Peugeot International
  • 2007 Kronenburg Open
  • 2008 Party Poker Championship
  • 2010 The Motocaddy Masters

MENA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 20 Feb 2019 Troon Series – Al Zorah Open −9 (68-66-73=207) Playoff   Benjamin David,   Mathiam Keyser

Other winsEdit

  • Multiple wins on the Midas Tour, the Jamega Tour and the TP Tour Series

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2009
The Open Championship 73

Note: Gaunt only played in The Open Championship.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Gaunt". Official World Golf Ranking.
  2. ^ "Daniel Gaunt – profile". PGA European Tour.
  3. ^ "Australian Gaunt wins English Challenge in Suffolk". BBC Sport. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.

External linksEdit