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Winner Wallace inspired Juniors at Moor Park

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Junior golfers at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire enjoyed the chance to learn from one of the professional games fastest improving players last month, when Matt Wallace – the winner of two tournaments in his 18 months on the European Tour – held a coaching clinic at the club where he first learned to play the game.

Despite poor weather on the day, Wallace hit lots of shots, discussed his game at length, and explained how he prepares for tournaments. He also gave an insight into his journey from the amateur ranks to the top of the pro game, and took questions from the audience.

Born locally in Pinner, Wallace played much of his junior and amateur golf in the surrounding area, and he has gone on to enjoy tremendous success in the paid ranks in recent years. Since graduating from the Alps Tour in 2016, he won the Portuguese Open in only his fourth start in 2017, which gained him membership of the European Tour. Most recently, he won the Indian Open to move inside the world’s top 100.

Wallace was delighted with the reaction he received from the youngsters. “What a brilliant day! I hope all the Juniors enjoyed the event,” he said. “It was a great turn out and it was great to spend some time with the juniors at my home club and see so many enthusiastic young players. I hope to see a few of them on the European Tour in a few years time!”

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Watford Observer

Moor Park’s Matt Wallace qualifies

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Rising European Tour star Matt Wallace will compete at the US Open for the second year running after successfully coming through qualifying at Walton Heath.

Having finished in a tie for 51st place at the Italian Open on Sunday, the Moor Park professional secured a share of seventh after yesterday’s 36-hole event to claim one of the 14 places that were up for grabs for the 118th edition of the tournament at Shinnecock Hills next week.

The 28-year-old had to come through a play-off to secure his maiden appearance at the major championship last year where he missed the cut on seven-over-par at Erin Hills, but he was able to avoid any additional tension at the end of a physically and mentally demanding day this time around.

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Watford Observer

Matt Wallace paired with Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter at BMW PGA Championship

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Matt Wallace will be in one of the stand out groups when he gets his second BMW PGA Championship campaign under way on Thursday.

The Moor Park professional is due to tee off at 8am and will partner reigning Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter in the first two rounds at Wentworth.

The 28-year-old heads to the first European Tour’s prestigious Rolex Series events of the year 18th in the Race to Dubai standings after winning the Hero Indian Open and finishing in a tie for third at the Volvo China Open last month.

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European Tour

Wallace and Pepperell back on home soil

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England’s two most recent European Tour winners, Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell, visited Wentworth Club on Thursday to play the West Course in preparation for this month’s BMW PGA Championship.

The duo stopped in on their way to Centurion Club, where they will be teaming up this weekend to represent the English men’s side for the second edition of the innovative GolfSixes tournament.

The BMW PGA Championship has been part of the European Tour since its inaugural 1972 season and will once again represent the opening event of the Rolex Series.

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Golf Monthly

There’s a different flavour on this week’s European Tour as the second GolfSixes tournament takes place at the Centurion Club in St Albans.

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The second GolfSixes tournament will be contested at the Centurion Club this weekend. 16 teams from the European and Ladies European Tours will do battle for a prize fund of €1 million in this innovative event.

Male and female two-player teams, largely representing countries (with two “European” teams also featuring,) will battle it out at the Centurion Club north of London over two days this Saturday and Sunday to be crowned GolfSixes champions.

England’s men will be represented by two winners of the European Tour in 2018 – Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace. Pepperell claimed his maiden Tour title in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, while Wallace triumphed in the Hero Indian Open.

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Watford Observer

Moor Park Professional Matt Wallace finishes in a tie for third at Volvo China Open

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It was a disappointing and frustrating case of what might have been for Matt Wallace after his hopes of winning a third European Tour title fell short at the Volvo China Open.

The Moor Park professional had gone into the final round in a share of the lead with Adrian Otaegui on 12-under-par. Although Wallace used to card a four-under 68, it wasn’t enough as Sweden’s Alexander Bjork fired a 65 to claim his maiden European Tour win by one shot on 18-under. Otaegui finished second, with Wallace in a share of third alongside Jordan Smith and Jorge Campillo, sealing his seventh top-10 finish in less than a year as a European Tour professional.

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Bushey’s Callum Shinkwin finishes in tie for 13th at Trophee Hassan II

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A third successive level-par round of 72 secured Callum Shinkwin’s 12th top-20 finish on the European Tour after finishing in a tie for 13th at Trophee Hassan II.

Following Rounds of 70, 72 and 72 the Bushey golfer had gone into the last 18 holes in a share of 17th place in Morocco, five shots behind third round leaver Alvaro Quiros.

The Moor Park professional was unable to make inroads towards the very top of the leaderboard, but another solid performance saw him improve his position by four places and finish as one of only 21 players under-par at the tough Royal Golf Dar Es Salam course.

Callum Shinkwin has moved up to 113th in the Race to Dubai standings.

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