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Canterbury's Richard Wallis wins third successive PGA Sandwich Links Championship at Prince's Golf Club


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By Steve Acteson

Richard Wallis won the PGA Sandwich Links Championship for the third time running and for the fifth time in six years over the Himalayas and Shores nines at Prince’s Golf Club.

The Canterbury Golf Club teaching professional scored 39 points at Royal St George’s last Tuesday to lead by three points overnight in a professionals’ field of 24.

Canterbury golfer Richard Wallis claimed his fifth PGA Sandwich Links Championship in six years
Canterbury golfer Richard Wallis claimed his fifth PGA Sandwich Links Championship in six years

He finished the job off with a blistering six-birdie back nine of 30 on Shore for 24 points to add to his Himalayas score of 19 for a seven-under par total of 43.

His total of 82 points saw him win by eight points.

Wallis and his team of Simon Nunney, Mark Bryant and Eastbourne’s Richard Canton also won the Pro-Am team event by one point, from a field of 23 teams and 96 players.

He said: ''I shot six under for the back nine at Prince’s and it was as close to flawless as I can play for nine holes.

“It was great and the weather was absolutely perfect.’’

Josh Bristow, meanwhile, missed out on a card for next season's EuroPro Tour by two shots at the final Q School on Thursday, finishing with a one-over par two rounds total of 144.

Canterbury club champion Bristow, who turned professional during the previous round of Q School, shot a second-round two-under par 69 at Stoke by Nayland Golf and Spa complex, near Colchester.

That left him two shots outside the cut, with 74 players making it through from a starting field of 192 to qualify for the EuroPro Tour.

He said: ''My whole game was less than desirable.

"(It is) not how I wanted it to be but I’ll still get some starts next season on the EuroPro Tour.’’

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