Round up: Casey fourth on Europro; Alps event cut to 36; O'Rourke best in France
Brian Casey

Brian Casey

Brian Casey picked up his best finish since last September when he finished tied for fourth as Gary King claimed his second consecutive PGA Europro Tour title in the UK.

As King closed out the Buildbase Open with a final-round 74 to finish the tournament ten-under-par for a two-stroke victory at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Casey fired six birdies in a final round 69 to share fourth on six under par.

King, 24, secured his maiden Europro victory at Celtic Manor last week and always looked likely to make it two in two when he shaved four shots off the Red Course record to sign for a career-best ten-under-par 62 in Wednesday’s opening round.

The Buildbase Open, Frilford Heath Golf Club - Red Course

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T4 Ireland Brian Casey  Headfort Golf Club -3 F -6 72 69 69 210  £1,637.50 
T33 Northern Ireland Richard Kilpatrick  Banbridge Golf Club E F +2 74 72 72 218  £377.50 
T33 Ireland Simon Ward  Unattached +2 F +2 71 73 74 218  £377.50 
T43 Northern Ireland Alan Dunbar  Team Ireland +3 F +5 71 75 75 221  £327.50 

Alps Tour - Spain's Gerard Piris won his maiden title on Alps Tour as he completed his second round in a Frassanelle Open reduced to 36 holes due to heavy rain.
The 26 year old signed for superb 65 during opening round and added a 67 yesterday morning before play was suspended a first time just before 14h00 and then a second time for the day after 17h00.
Officials decided to reduce the tournament to 36 holes which meant that Ballyliffin's Brendan McCarroll earned nothing as he tied for 48th on one over after rounds of 74 and 69. 
David Carey was 108th after rounds of 77 and 73.

French Amateur Championship — Naas' Conor O'Rourke was the best of the Irish quartet of entrants after he opened with a four over 75 in the Internationaux de France at Chantilly.


Two birdies and six bogeys meant he ended the day tied for 40th, six shots behind Frenchman Charles Almeida, who set the pace with a two under 69 for a one-shot lead over a seven-strong bunch.

Alexander Wilson (77) and Tommy O'Driscoll are tied 62nd on six over with Waterford's Eanna Griffin (79) tied 76th on eight over.