Golfer Richard Wallis earns PGA Cup call-up after retaining his Titleist play-off title
Richard Wallis can look
forward to representing Great Britain in the PGA Cup match against
the USA next year after successfully defending his Titleist PGA
The 31-year-old Walmer & Kingsdown professional won by four
strokes after an exciting battle with Ireland’s David Higgins at
the Antalya Golf Club in Turkey last week.
A hooked drive cost Higgins a bogey
on the last hole where Wallis sealed victory in style by chipping
in off the green for a round of 70 to add to rounds of 67 and 68
for an eight-under-par total of 205.
He said: "I’m over the moon. I came
here hoping to finish in the top three and get a PGA Cup spot so
I’m pleased to have achieved that.
Lightning storms had wiped out the
third round, reducing the £15,000 event to 54 holes and leaving the
leading group of Wallis, Higgins and Scotland’s Greig Hutcheon to
resume their interrupted third round on the seventh tee.
Wallis then finished the strongest
to become the first player to successfully defend the PGA title,
earning £2,000 prize money.
He will make his PGA Cup debut
against the USA at Slaley Hall in Northumberland in September and
another spin-off of his success in Turkey is a place in the BMW PGA
Championship next May.
Caption: Richard Wallis with his trophy after
successfully defending his Titleist PGA Play-off title.
Picture: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
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