Play-Off Win For Wade

JOHN WADE has won his second successive PGA EuroPro Tour event, prevailing in a play-off against Daniel Greenwood and James Hepworth to secure The Uplands Classic at The Players Club.

Wade, who took the £10,000 winners’ cheque from The Kronenbourg Classic at Whitekirk last week, was forced to come through a play-off this time around to seal victory at the second extra hole.

He had led by two shots at the start of the third round, having shot a 68 to move out to -5 on Thursday, with Hepworth on -3.

Forest Pines star Greenwood’s superb 66 on Friday saw him move onto -2 and put pressure on the leading group.

Both Wade and Hepworth saw themselves slip to join him at two-under-par to force the first play-off of this year’s tour.

Hepworth saw his tee shot at the first extra hole land in a bunker and he could only recover for a five.

Greenwood agonisingly saw his 12 foot birdie putt stop short, and he joined Wade in scoring a par, eliminating Hepworth as they returned to play the 18th hole again.

Greenwood this time hit his tee shot right before finding the greenside bunker, but recovered well to set up a four-foot par putt.

Wade, though, had already given himself a 12 foot birdie putt for the title, and clinically found the hole to take victory.

A final round 73 from Anton Haig saw the young South African take fourth place after ending on level par four the tournament, with four players back on +3. 

Final Round Leaderboard – The Uplands Classic

 1  John Wade (Australia)*  -2  71,68,75  214
 2=  Daniel Greenwood (Forest Pines)  -2  75,73,66  214
   James Hepworth (England)  -2  72,69,73  214
 4  Anton Haig (Dainfrem CC)    Par  73,70,73  216

* John Wade won play-off at second extra hole.


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