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Tenbury golfer Oliver Farr secures Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters title in 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour event
GOLFER Oliver Farr is on the verge of securing a Challenge Tour Card spot next year after triumphing in the Eagle Orchid Scottish Masters.
The 25-year-old’s thrilling play-off victory in the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour event will be broadcast on Sky Sports on Friday, September 27.
Farr, from Newnham Bridge, pocketed £10,000 for the win at Montrose Golf Links.
He is now third on the PGA EuroPro Tour order of merit with just two events remaining.
“It was very much a rollercoaster,”
admitted Far r, whose next tour event at Moor Allerton Golf Club starts on Wednesday (September 25). He added: “I have been fortunate to play seven Challenge Tour events this year.
“You have to win on the EuroPro to have a chance of getting your card and it was nice to win and, hopefully, now I can get to the Challenge Tour for next year.”
Farr is strongly placed to finish the season in the topfive, an achievement rewarded with a 2014 Challenge Tour Card.
Earlier in the season, Farr finished tied second at Rowallan Castle, losing out to Mark Laskey in a play-off.
He finished 25th last year in his first campaign on the PGA EuroPro Tour order of merit.
The former Ludlow Golf Club champion defeated Daniel Gavins on the third play-off hole last Thursday to claim his maiden tour title.
He also won a new Motocaddy trolley, despite finishing his final round with a bogey on the 16th and a double on the 17th to find himself in the play-off.
He signed for a final round 71, level par, to finish the tournament five under.
Gavins shot a 68 (-3) on the final day to tie for the lead and earn his place in the sudden death play-off.
Both players parred the first two plays of 18 but Gavins hit his approach shot on to the road behind the 18th green on the 57th hole.
Gavins had taken five strokes when Farr putted for par to win the competition.
“It was good that I was in a play-off at Rowallan Castle,”