Euro the one, Senior!

LANCASTRIAN Jack Senior won his second PGA EuroPro Tour title of the season when he took the £10,000 winner’s prize in the Kerry London Championship at Burhill Golf Club on Saturday.

TOP MAN: Jack Senior wins again

TOP MAN: Jack Senior wins again

The 25 year old, from Heysham, continued a remarkable start to the season and moves to the top of the PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit. He looks likely to already have earned enough money to secure one of the Challenge Tour cards awarded to the top five at the end of the summer. The former Walker Cup star has two wins and a second-placed finish from the four EuroPro tournaments played so far this season.

He began the final round on Burhill’s New Course in a share of the lead with Cheshire exile Stiggy Hodgson, and recovered from four bogeys on the front nine to claim the title after signing for a one-under-par 71 in his final round.

Senior  finished one stroke better than Alsager’s Sam Connor who carded a 69. Alex Belt (De Vere/Snainton) fired a 66 for  third place. Hodgson (The Wisley) shared fourth place with Greg Payne (Chobham Golf Club) on six under.

“It was a round of two halves,” said Senior, who also wins a brand new Motocaddy and a Shotsaver Range Finder.

“I didn’t hole a couple of putts but hit two really good shots down nine and holed the putt for birdie. The real turning point was at 11; I was off the green but decided to putt it rather than chip and I holed it across the green.

“I didn’t have a great season on the Challenge Tour, I played poorly and didn’t have any momentum during the season. At the end of the year I looked at what I needed to work on and made some changes.

“Sometimes when you are playing poorly it can work out more positively than negatively in the long run, because you can reassess when you are. When you are playing poorly you think a lot about things but when you have a break like I did during the off season then you have time to reflect and make changes.

“That really helped me and I have come out great this season. My confidence is really high at the moment.”

The top five players on the PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit after the Kerry London Championship are eligible for entry into the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Macdonald Spey Valley (June 26-29). The top five Scottish nationals, provided they fall within the top 100 on the Order of Merit, are also eligible for starts.

The final round of the Kerry London Championship was filmed for a two-hour highlights package to be broadcast on Sky Sports HD at 8pm on June 10, with repeats the following day.


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