Wilson seals second victory of 2018 at the Irish Challenge

Monday, October 8, 2018

England’s Oliver Wilson claimed his second win of the Challenge Tour season, at the Monaghan Irish Challenge yesterday. 

Starting the final day one shot behind Sweden’s Niklas Lemke, Wilson ended up finishing the day two shots clear of the field on 12 under par, following on from a final round of 69 (-3).

Opening up with three birdies in his first four holes on Sunday, Wilson raced ahead of the pack. A bogey on the fifth dropped him back one shot closer to the field, but he rectified things when he made his fourth birdie of the day on the seventh hole. 

Windy and wet conditions picked up and Wilson’s experience shun through, making birdie on the par five 15th hole, when he needed it most. 

A tap-in par putt on his final hole sealed the title and his second victory of the year. 

“I’m feeling pretty pumped after that,” said Wilson. “It was hard work today and a proper grind. We knew it was going to be tough and there was strong cross-winds everywhere.”

With this victory, Wilson moved from 38th to 15th in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Rankings and massively increased his chances of returning to the European Tour. 

Well done Oli on a fantastic performance in tricky conditions all week. We are all delighted for you!

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