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Second win for James on PGA EuroPro Tour

Dad Stewart and James holding the trophy at Penrith Golf Centre
Dad Stewart and James holding the trophy at Penrith Golf Centre

[J]ames Wilkinson found success for a second time on the PGA EuroPro European golf tour last weekend, as he lifted the Pentaholes Championship with a winning score of 10 under par.

The Cumbrian, whose first success came at the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters last year, clinched his victory by one shot, over nearest rivals Mark Laskey and Richard James.

James’s victory sees him climb inside the Race to Desert Springs Order of Merit, in which the top five will qualify for the Challenge Tour.

Delighted with his victory James said: “It feels fantastic to get my second victory on EuroProTour. I’ve been working very hard on my game along with the guidance of my dad Stewart who’s is also my coach, so it’s very pleasing to get the win!

“I’ve been having a good season leading up to the event at Caversham and my game felt really strong in the practice round so I was confident for a solid week!”

James represents the ever popular Penrith Golf and Footgolf Centre and believes the facilities there have really pushed his game on.

“Since becoming attached to the golf centre at the start of the year it’s been superb. It’s an excellent facility, not only the range but the short game area and course are always in immaculate condition. It has really helped me get my game in shape! Martin and Tony (course owners) have been great. Very welcoming and supportive towards my golf….I’m very happy to represent the centre!

“Going forward my goal is to make the top five on the order of merit. I’m also entering European Tour qualifying school so I will be trying to advance through the stages as far as I can!

“With this win it moves me up the order of merit from 38th to 5th position so I’m in a solid place to achieve my goal and finish in the top 5!

“I’ve got a lot of tournaments remaining including European tour qualifying school, so I now need to keep working really hard on preparing well for a big push towards end of season.”

James is next in action on the 24th and 25th of August in the PGA North Region Leeds Cup at Moor Allerton Golf Club.

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