British Par 3 regular Wall beats favourite to take European Tour title

European Tour stalwart Anthony Wall – a regular for many years at The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship – has chalked up an incredible win in the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play final , the second European Tour win of of his career.

Just short of 17 years after his first win, the 41-year-old Wall beat the tour favourite Alex Norén in the final. Just a month earlier, the Swede Norén had won the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart but Wall was determined to prevent him racking up a Scottish double.

Wall had been knocking at the door of the European title since his initial win in 2000, coming second no fewer than seven times, and at several points Norén looked like he was going to make Wall a disappointed runner-up one more time.

However, some superb putting and three birdies made sure that Wall came from being two behind to edge ahead of the Swede by just one shot and take the title and a prize purse of €171,000.

Next year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will be held from 8-11 August 2017.