Round up - Selfridge continues learning curve; Campbell retains Warrenpoint Senior Scratch Cup

Sébastien Gros

Three tournaments as a pro, three cheques. Chris Selfridge is learning how to play tour golf the right way.

A share of 35th, 18 shots behind winner Sébastien Gros is not normally a reason to jump up and down but that’s what a level par 71 did for Selfridge in the final round of the Najeti Open Presented by Neuflize OBC, earning him another € 1,300.

The Moyola Park man is now up to 81st in the Road to Oman rankings with €6,077 from six starts and while Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee was pushed down to third by Gros, Irish golf is showing signs on recovery in the Challenge Tour rankings with Gareth Shaw is 55th despite his missed cut in Saint Omer.

Gros became the first home winner of the event for 11 years, cruising to a six shot victory in Saint Omer over compatriot Thomas Linard after final round 69 left him on 14 under.

Gareth Maybin tied for 50th on six over following a closing 75

270 S Gros (Fra) 68 66 67 69, 
276 T Linard (Fra) 69 69 72 66, 
277 R Kakko  (Fin) 67 71 71 68, 
279 T Pilkadaris (Aus) 66 72 70 71, 
280 R Fox (Nzl) 67 73 68 72, J Walters (RSA) 71 70 68 71, 
281 O Bekker (RSA) 71 73 67 70, 
282 M Bremner (RSA) 72 70 69 71, B Stone (RSA) 71 70 69 72, J Hansen  (Den) 70 71 72 69, 
288 C Selfridge  (Nir) 71 73 73 71, 
290 G Maybin (Nir) 74 71 70 75.

Amateur golf — Home hero Colm Campbell retained the Warrenpoint Senior Scratch Cup on Sunday.
The Irish international shot rounds of  72 and 66  to win by a stroke on four under par 138 from  Stephen Coulter who shot rounds of 70 and 69 in tough, windy conditions
Ryan Symington was third with Ross Dutton fourth and  Jason Murphy fifth.
Last year's win capitulated Campbell to further success as he claimed the East of Ireland title and his first Irish cap. After a slow start to the season perhaps an upturn in fortunes is due.