Third time lucky for Wrigley

Alex Wrigley produced a dominant display over the final two days to win the Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am at Al Ain Golf Club in the UAE.

The Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup player from Hartlepool took the title for the first time having finished as runner-up in 2015 and 2016.

Wrigley posted a course record 63 in the third round before closing with a three under-par 67 to win the tournament in style on
14 under-par (266).

Wrigley held off another PGA Cup player, Chris Gane, who finished second – four shots behind with Westerhope’s Michael Nesbit third. Wrigley’s team also took second place in the team event.

“It was a totally different final day to what we’ve been used to out here with no sun,” said Wrigley. “I love this place, I can read the greens really well and the holes just seem to suit me – even the new nine hole.

“The win fills me with confidence for the rest of the year. I’m also really happy for my team too, to finish second is fantastic and I’m really pleased for them.”

Wrigley’s team was Jonathan Wrigley, Neil Ashby and John Fawcett. His course record 63 saw him overtake overnight leader, South Moor’s Mark Ridley, who finished seventh.