Welshman canters to glory at Nailcote Hall as Mason makes it four-in-a-row in Super Seniors event
By ECG Newsdesk
Mark Mouland saw off the challenge of major champions and Ryder Cup players alike to claim victory in the 2016 British Par-3 Championship at Nailcote Hall.
The two-time European Tour winner finished the tournament on 11-under-par, six shots better off than runner-up Richard O’Hanlon, with the likes of Ian Woosnam, CostantinoRocca, Edoardo Molinari and Michael Campbell trailing in his wake.
After opening with an extraordinary course record score of ten-under-par, Mouland consolidated his victory with a steady second round to claim the €50,000 first prize.
“The score doesn’t reflect how close it was,” said a modest Mouland afterwards.
“It was really neck and neck [between Richard and I] for most of the round and it’s that excitement, that unpredictability that keeps us coming back for more.”
Mouland’s victory saw him become the first player to win the championship twice, following his win in 2008.
It was all the more special because his father, Sid Mouland, was instrumental in bringing the championship to the Nailcote Hall course that he co-designed.
Meanwhile, in the hard-fought Super Seniors competition, Senior Tour star Carl Mason won for the fourth year in a row, finishing on two-over-par and two clear of Rocca.
Mason, who holds the record for the most European Senior Tour victories, was also one of three players to have a hole-in-one during the championship, alongside Rocca and 2008 Ryder Cup star Oliver Wilson.