Darren Wright wins Kerry London Championship

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Gary King unable to make it a hat-trick of wins

Darren Wright shot a level-par final round to win the PGA EuroPro Tour’s Kerry London Championship at Burhill Golf Club.

Recent winner Gary King was unable to make the cut after finishing a disappointing four-over par through the opening two rounds.

Wright had lead by two overnight and was five clear early in the final round as his playing partner faltered to allow him to take command of the tournament.

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The 26-year old Englishman held his nerve during his final round to take the trophy one stroke ahead of Ireland’s Alan Dunbar.

“I was pretty confident at the start of the day,” said Wright. “I have been playing really good golf and making a lot of birdies, the odd eagle, and have been putting really well this week. 

“On these greens, they are such a pure surface, if you get it starting on line you have a good chance to hole some putts.

“Today the putts weren’t really dropping but I holed some important ones at the end. 

“You see a lot of guys who get that one win and then they are off; you have seen it with Gary King over the last two weeks. Hopefully I can follow this up with some more decent results.

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“Once you get over the line and win your first big event it hopefully makes it a bit easier.”

Wright collected the trophy, a cheque for £10,000 plus a brand new Motocaddy trolley, Bushnell Tour X range finder, Bolle sunglasses and £500 to spend at HotelPlanner.com.

Highlights of the Kerry London Championship will be broadcast on Sky Sports on Tuesday, June 9th. 

The PGA EuroPro Tour moves onto the Dawson & Sanderson Foreign Exchange Classic at Longhirst Hall Golf Club, beginning Thursday June 4th.
Full leaderboard details can be found here.

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