Scotland & # 039; s MacIntyre takes Rookie of the year

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Robert MacIntyre is expected to be 11th in the Race To Dubai rankings

Scotland Robert MacIntyre is aiming for next year's Ryder Cup after his debut season on the European Tour as Rookie of the Year.

The 23-year-old from Oban shot a final round 69 on the Tour Championship and finished in six under par.

His closest challenger for the prize, Kurt Kitayama of the United States, was eight more than par for the tournament.

"There will be goals that go beyond what I thought I could achieve early," MacIntyre told BBC Scotland.

"If we can keep improving, then Ryder Cups and the world's top 50 are all achievable."

MacIntyre is expected to finish 11th in the Race To Dubai rankings after a great first year on tour, with seven top 10 places, including three second places.

He is the 13th Scot that is crowned Rookie of the Year and the first since M arc Warren in 2006.

He also earned the & # 39; Graduate of the Year & # 39; price of the Tour after his switch from the Challenge Tour.

"My goal for the season was just to keep my card," MacIntyre added. "But when I got close to the British Masters, it opened my eyes to the world of golf."

"It made me realize that I can compete here and I clearly have other good results at larger events.

" I am just absolutely happy that the season is finally over and looking forward to the next season to do again. "

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