An excellent final round from Whitehead’s John-Ross Galbraith secured him a top-10 finish at the PGA EuroPro Tour’s Ignis Management Championship in Telford.
The Northern Irishman recorded six birdies and just one bogey in a five-under 65 to end the week at seven-under-par and in a share of seventh place, earning him £1,050 at Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf.
It’s Galbraith’s best finish since the 2018 Irish Masters and was richly deserved for a fine round of golf as he shot out to a quick start with three birdies in his first six holes – as well as his bogey – at the par-fours second and fourth and then the par-five sixth.
But it was a strong finish that saw him break into the top-10, back-to-back birdies coming at the par-fours 14 and 15, and then he took advantage of the final par-five, the 17th, to secure seventh place.
That left him four strokes back of winner Josh Hilleard, the Bath man matching Galbraith’s 65 with six birdies and one bogey to be the only man in double figures at 11-under-par as he secured a two-shot victory over fellow Englishmen David Langley and Nick Marsh.
Overnight leader Marsh had the victory in his grasp as he led at 12-under, but three bogeys in four holes from the 12th saw him fall away and eventually sign for a final round 69, with Langley joining him at nine-under-par after another 65.
Meanwhile, Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan finished tied-24th after a one-under 69 of his own in the final round, the Irishman carding three birdies and two bogeys to finish the week at three-under-par and with a cheque for £455.