It was a tight battle between several of the European Tour’s brightest 20-somethings in the Betfred British Masters, but it was the 22-year-old Swede Marcus Kinhult who emerged victorious by one stroke over Matt Wallace, Robert McIntyre, and defending champ Eddie Pepperell. Both Kinhult and Wallace began the day tied for the 54-hole lead, and a birdie on the 2nd hole gave Marcus an early lead which he maintained through the front nine. Another birdie on 11 would give him a two-shot lead, but his late bogeys on 15 and 16 dropped him back to even par on the day and trailing Pepperell. Not to be deterred,Marcus Kinhult birdied the 17th to regain a share of the lead, and after Wallace missed his birdie try at the last, Kinhult holed his 8-foot birdie putt to earn his 1st career European Tour victory.
Nex tweek, the European Tour’s top players head to the States for the 2nd major championship of the year, the PGA Championship.