King claims back-to-back wins with Buildbase Open victory

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Frilford Heath golf club played host to the second event of the EuroPro season

Gary King claimed a wire-to-wire win and his second consecutive victory on the EuroPro Tour at the Buildbase Open.

“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,” said the victor King.

King closed out with a final-round 74 to finish the tournament ten under par for a two-stroke victory at Frilford Heath Golf Club.

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The 24-year-old had 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.

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 HotelPlanner.com.

“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.

King with maiden victory in EuroPro opener

“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.

“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 June 2nd. 

The PGA EuroPro Tour season continues with the Kerry London Championship at Burhill Golf Club in Surrey, which commences on May 28th.

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