Thursday, July 02, 2015

PGA EuroPro Tour report and leading final totals

Fenwick has to settle for £3,187 tied 2nd prize 

after early bogeys kill £10,000 dream

Neil Fenwick, joint overnight leader with Scott Crichton, finished tied second  in the PGA EuroPro Tour 54 hole tournament which ended at Montrose Links today.
The Dunbar man and the three others on 204 earned £3,187 each.
Fenwick  had a final par-matching round of 71 after killing off his £10,000 jackpot dreams with bogeys at the first two holes.
He settled to birdie the long sixth and long 15th but a bogey at the short 16th left him needing a birdie to share second place - which he got for an inward half of one-under 34.
Winner by three strokes and the £10,000 prize was James Wilkinson from the Brampton club, Carlisle.
He had a brilliant final round of eight-under 63 with birdies at the first, third, fourth, sixth, eight, 11th, 13th, 14th, and 15th. He bgeyed the 17th for halves of 31 (five under) and 32 (three under) and a 12-under-par aggregate of 201
Second-best Scot was Mark Kerr (Marriott Dalmahoy) who closed with a 69 for joint sixth place on 205 and earned £1,275.
Joint overnight leader Scott Crichton subsided to a share of 10th place with a one-over 72 for 206 and earned £862.
The Aberdour man bogeyed the first, ninth, 10th, 16th and 17th in halves of 33 (one over) and 35 (level). His bogeys cancelled ouot his birdies at the long sixth, 13th, 14th and 18th.
Kris Nicol (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) put together a nice closing round of 68 for 209, the same total as stablemate Greg McBain. They earned £480 each.


Par 213 (3x71)
201 J Wilkinson (Brampton) 69 69 63 (£10,000)   
204 R Sutton (Dunstable Downs) 67 70 67, D Wright (Goodwood) 67 69 68, Paul Reed (Bristol and Clifton) 70 65 69, Neil Fenwick (Dunbar) 64 69 71     (£3,187 each)
205 S Archibald (Eng) 74 66 65, C Halley (Malton and Norton) 69 67 69, M Kerr  (Marriott Dalmahoy) 68 68 69, D Lloyd (SAf) 64 71 70 (£1,275 each)
206 E Groves (Hockley) 74 67 65, D Gavins  (Walton DR) 68 69 69, R Busher  (Salisbury) 68 68 70, S Crichton (Aberdour) 68    66 72 (£862 each)
207 A Dunbar (NIre) 70 67 70, T Perry (Abbeydale) 70 65 72, C Evans (Wishaw, Eng) 67 68 72 (£650 each)
208 L Cornford (Cooden Beath) 69 71 68, R Bentham (Celtic Manor) 68 68 72 (£573 each).
209 K Nicol (Paul Lawrie GC) 73 68 68, J Heraty (Moor Alleton) 69 72 68, R Wallis (North Foreland) 71 69 69, L Joy (Broadstone) 67 73 69, L Canter (Cumberwell Park) 70 69 80, J Caldwell (NIre) 68 70 71, G McBain (Paul Lawrie GC) 65 73 71 (£480 each).


210 E Ramsay (Carnoustie) 68 72 70, F McKenna (Balmore) 72 67 71, L Saltman (Archerfield Links) 69 69 72 (T26) (£415 each)   
211 N Henderson (Renaissance Club 70 68 73 (T32) (£380)   
212 J McColl (Kingsbarns Pro Acad) 69 72 71, J Findlay (Paul Lawrie GC) 76 64 72 (T37) (£352)
213 C Lawrie (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 71 69 73, S Borrowman (Dollar) 69 70 74. (T43) (£320 each)
216 S Kiloh (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 70 70 76 (T53) (£282)

Carlisle man wins £10,000 prize after an eight-under 63

James Wilkinson shot a final-round 63 to earn his first PGA EuroPro Tour title, winning the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters at Montrose Links by three shots on 12 under par. 

Wilkinson (Brampton Golf Club, Carlisle) began the day five behind leader Neil Fenwick but went out in 31 with five birdies to move to -9. Four more birdies at 11, 13, 14 and 15 saw him to 13 under par and on course for a nine-under round which would equal the course record.

He dropped a shot coming in at 17, but still signed for a final-round 63, eight-under the par 71, to put the pressure on the field.

Paul Reed birdied 15 to move to ten under with three to play but a bogey at the 17th signalled the end of his challenge and he joined those tied for second. Darryn Lloyd (Stamford Marquees) also birdied 15 to move to ten under par, but bogeys at 16 and 18 saw him finish tied sixth.

Robert Sutton (Dunstable Downs) (67, 70, 67), Darren Wright (Golf at Goodwood) ( 67, 69, 68), Reed (Bristol and Clifton Golf Club) and Fenwick (Dunbar Golf Club) ( 64, 69, 71) shared second place on nine under, three back from Wilkinson.

“I was swinging it quite well on the range this morning and for the first few holes wanted to keep it steady,” said Wilkinson, who wins £10,000, a brand new Motocaddy trolley, Bushnell Tour X range finder, Bolle sunglasses and £500 to spend at 

“It was a bit windy out there today. I wanted to get off to a nice start and managed to get four under early on. I didn’t think about winning it at all, I was just trying to shoot the best score that I could and keep hitting it close.

“I stuck to my process all day and that helped me shoot 63, I am delighted. The course record would have been the icing on the cake but I wasn’t thinking of that. I just wanted to keep hitting the shots and I got rewarded. I can’t believe it, I am over the moon.”

Highlights of Wilkinson’s win at Montrose Golf Links will air on Sky Sports on Tuesday, July 14. The next PGA EuroPro Tour event is at Mar Hall, Bishopton, southwest of  Glasgow, commencing Wednesday, July 15.




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