Welshman Mark Mouland clinched the British Par 3 Championship to become the first man to win the event twice
Mark Mouland Wins 2016 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship
Two-time European Tour winner Mark Mouland has become the first man to win two British Par 3 Championship titles.
The Welshman, who also won back in 2008, ended on -11 for 36-holes to beat runner-up Richard O’Hanlan by six strokes.
Mouland shot 10 under par in the opening round to break the course record, and followed it up with a round of one under par, which included three birdies on the back nine, to seal the title.
He finished ahead of Richard O’Hanlon on -5 and Mike Harwood on -4.
Mark is the son of Sid Mouland, who helped Nailcote Hall owner Rick Cressman to design the course and bring the Championship to the Warwickshire venue.
Before accepting his award from tournament host Tony Jacklin CBE, Mouland said:
“It went right down to the wire, the gap between us was only two shots with three holes to play but I thought I might just do it when I hit the green on the 17th.
“Richard had hit it long and he dropped three shots while I picked up one so that made the difference.
“But the score doesn’t reflect how close it was, it was really neck and neck for most of the round and it’s that excitement, that unpredictability that keeps us coming back for more.”
Recent Senior Open champion Paul Broadhurst ended the tournament on -2.
Elsewhere, in the Super Seniors competition, Carl Mason won for the fourth year in a row, finishing on +2, two clear of Constantino Rocca.
Mason, who holds the record for European Senior Tour wins with 25, made an ace in his opening round.
Rocca also carded an ace, in the second round, to which he followed up with a birdie – starting his round 1, 2.