By Ryan Ballengee
Pablo Martin emerged victorious in the European Tour's first official event of their 2010 season (even if it's played in December 2009). With the win, Pablo Martin becomes the first man in European Tour history to have won on Tour as both an amateur and a professional.
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Martin won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. Aided by a second round 63, Martin held on for a one stroke win over Charl Schwartzel of South Africa.
The Spaniard was the first amateur to ever win on the European Tour. He did so in 2007 by winning the Open de Portugal. That win, too, was by a shot - over Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin.
For that win, Martin could not take prize money. This time, he took home 158,500 Euros. The total prize pool was just 8,000 Euros smaller than last year.