Friday, May 22, 2015

Cameron wins £3,000 for third place on 

EuroPro Tour, Scots trio in top 20

Ellon's Ross Cameron earned £3,000 for a third place finish in this week's PGA EuroPro Tour event at Frilford Heath, writes Colin Farquharson.
The Saltire Energy-sponsored player shot rounds of 67, 73 and 69 for a seven under par total of 209 - three behind the winner of the £10,000 top prize, Gary King (Tyrrells Heath).
Welshman James Frazer was second on 208 and earned £6,000
There were three Scots in all in the final top 20.
Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) finished joint 11th on 213 for an £816 payslip and Neil Fenwick earned £625 for sharing 14th place on 214.
par 216 (3x72)
206 Gary King (Tyrrells Wood) 72 70 74 (£10,000)
208 James Frazer (Pennard) 67 72 69 (£6,000)
209 Ross Cameron (Saltire Energy) 67 73 69 (£3,000)

213 Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 71 72 70 (T11) (£816)
214 Neil Fenwick (Dunbar) 72 73 69 (T14) (£625)
217 Paul Shields (Kirkhill) 73 73 71 (T28) (£401)
218 Neil Henderson (Renaissance) 73 71 74 (T33) (£377) 




Gary King claimed his second consecutive PGA EuroPro Tour title when he closed out the Buildbase Open with a final-round 74 to finish the tournament ten under par for a two-stroke victory at Frilford Heath Golf Club.

The 24-year-old secured his maiden EuroPro victory at Celtic Manor last week  and always looked likely to make it two in two at when he shaved four shots of the Red Course record to sign for a career-best ten-under-par  62 in Wednesday’s opening round.

His playing partner for the final round, James Frazer (Pennard Golf Club), started the day seven back but applied the pressure from the off with a birdie at the first. With four holes to play and King (Tyrrells Wood Golf Club) one over for the day there were just three shots separating the two.

However, when Frazer bogeyed the 15th and King returned his round score to par with a birdie at the same hole there was enough distance between the pair for King to be unfazed when Frazer cut the gap to four with a birdie at 16. King had an unplayable ball and made double bogey on the 17th but Frazer also dropped a shot, meaning that even a bogey at the last couldn’t deny him.

Seven days after collecting his first EuroPro Tour title King again took home a £10,000 winner’s cheque, a brand new Motocaddy with lithium battery, a Bushnell Tour X, Bolle sunglasses and £500 to spend at

With two wins already to his name King is likely to end the season in the Order of Merit top five, which brings with it a category on next summer’s Challenge Tour. However, the Tyrrells Wood golfer is hopeful of progressing to Europe’s second-tier tour before then.

“I finished double bogey, bogey but I knew it didn’t really matter,” admitted King. “James played great golf today and there were a few points out there where it was looking pretty tight but I managed to get a couple of crucial birdies on 14 and 15.

“I felt my game plan was pretty strong all day. I didn’t execute as well as I had done the last two days but I think with a strong enough game plan and good enough execution I was able to get it done.

“I did feel like I was in control all day because I knew on the back nine there were some good chances. With the game plan I had in place I did feel that around par was going to be about the number and fortunately, even though I went two over, it was good enough in the end.

“It has been a great start to the season. This is my seventh year on the EuroPro so not to win in the first six and then win the first two events of my seventh year is a great feeling.

“I will be playing at Burhill next week but after that I’ll be looking to try and get some invites onto the Challenge Tour, so we’ll see what happens. Will and Jack managed to get on after winning two EuroPro tournaments last year so hopefully I can get in.”

Highlights of the Buildbase Open will air on Sky Sports at 8pm on Tuesday, June 2. 
The PGA EuroPro Tour season continues with the Kerry London Championship at Burhill Golf Club in Surrey, which commences next Thursday, May 28.



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