O’Hanlon aims for European Senior Tour after par-3 win

CORNWALL golfer Richard O’Hanlon has won €50,000 by becoming the Farmfoods British Par-Three champion for the second time.

The 47-year-old professional, based at the nine-hole St Kew Golf Club, near Wadebridge, won by two shots, after a tense final day at Midlands course Nailcote Hall.

He retained his first round lead to win with an overall score of five-under-par over two rounds.

O’Hanlon previously won in 2010 and was runner-up to Welshman Mark Mouland last year in a star-studded celebrity pro-am tournament involving dozens of famous golfers, among them Tony Jacklin who hosted the event and presented the prizes.

Said an elated O’Hanlon: ‘Unbelievable! It was a roller-coaster if anything. My emotions are still all over the place, to go from second last year to my second win now, I’m delighted. I’m a club and teaching pro, and this is European Tour money, this is out of this world. It doesn’t get any better than playing with former Masters champion Ian Woosnam OBE in the final group for €50,000. My long-term goal is to reach the European Senior Tour in three years’ time, it’s something I want to work towards and I believe I can actually do it.’

O’Hanlon also added the team prize with amateur partner Tony Lymn, with a combined score of 13-under-par.

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