MALELANE, SOUTH AFRICA – Manitoba’s Aaron Cockerill had four birdies and a bogey on the back nine to finish in a tie for fourth at the Alfred Dunhill Championship that was played December 8-11 at the Leopard Creek Country Club. Cockerill finished the event at 14-under par on scores of 70-65-70-69. It’s his first top 10 result in just his third start of the 2022/23 season. The result matches his third best career finish and it’s his third largest career paycheck on the European Tour. The finish also earned Cockerill 84.66 DP World Tour points moving him up 65 spots to 22nd place in the Race to Dubai Rankings.
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Cockerill, a two-time winner of the Golf Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year award, retained his DP World Tour status for the 2022/23 season with a T27 finish at the Portugal Masters in late October.