Scott Vincent (Zimbabwe) shot a final round of five under par 66 to win the $2 million International Series England at Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, in the North East of England.
Vincent, who turned 30 years of age just a couple of week’s ago, plays on both the Asian Tour and Japan Tour, secured his first win on the Asian Tour this week, to go with three wins on the Japan Tour. At the start of the week Vincent was 109 in the OWGR and can expect to rise into the top 100 with this win.
Vincent hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation with his only blemish a double on hole 3. Seven birdies and a brilliant back nine of 32 saw him finish with a four round score of 272 (12 under par) to win by one shot from Australian Travis Smyth.
Dubai-based Shiv Kapur (Ind) shot a final round two over par 73 to finish tied 36th over the par 71, 7,069 yards course. His round started with a struggle with Kapur standing three over par after four holes.
Kapur then played his last 14 holes in one under par with a birdie on hole 8 and pars for all the other holes.
Kapur commented after his round, "I am very proud that I got through all four rounds this week with rounds of 67, 70, 76 and 73 and I fought very hard especially today (Sunday), despite the pain in my right foot with a bone spur. It was so nice to be in the mix again."
"It was a historical debut for the Asian Tour in the UK and congratulations to all involved: it was an outstanding event and an ideal tournament venue. I will now fly back home to Dubai tomorrow (Monday), for some rehab on my foot, have a few week’s rest and get ready for the second half of the season on the Asian Tour," concluded Kapur.
Jeev Milkha Singh (ind) shot a final round 75 and Jordan’s 18 year-old Shergo Al Kurdi (Jordan) shot a level par 71 to finish tied 68th and tied 55th respectively.
T. Smyth (Aus) 69, 70. 66. 68. 273.
S. Kaewkanjana (Thai) 69. 72. 65. 69. 275.
J. Harding (RSA) 70. 66. 71. 69. 276.
J. Kim (South Korea) 67. 69. 70. 72. 278.