Golf: McCall finishes runner-up in Wales

Vaughan McCall. Photo / Supplied
Vaughan McCall. Photo / Supplied

Southland golfer Vaughan McCall has finished runner-up at the Welsh Amateur Stroke Play Championship after carding a one under par 71 in the final round at the Prestatyn Golf Club overnight.

The 20-year-old from the Gore Golf Club continued his great form from 2012, in which he became the first golfer in 24 years to claim both the New Zealand Stroke Play and New Zealand Amateur titles.

McCall had rounds of 72, 75, 70 and 71 to finish on even par total, seven shots back from England representative Craig Hinton who managed a seven under par total for his week.

McCall got off to a fast start in the final round when he was four under through the first seven holes. But the Southland No 1 made double bogey on the ninth, and bogeys on 10 and 15 to thwart his title challenge.

It was McCall's first event on his first trip to Europe.


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