Mansfield’s Oliver Wilson’s best ever round

Oliver Wilson
Oliver Wilson

COXMOOR’S Oliver Wilson returned the lowest round of his professional career with a bogey-free 10 under par 62 at the Challenge Tour’s Norwegian Challenge in Trondheim.

He got off to a flying start in his second round with four birdies in his opening five holes. He said “I just played great.

“Even though the course has been reduced in length slightly after the rain, you still have to hole putts and you feel like you’re under pressure to do so, because everyone will be shooting low scores, but I did everything I needed to do.

“At one point I was thinking about the magic number, with the par five 17th coming up. But I counted it all up and realised I had probably run out of holes.

“I had a 15-footer for eagle at 17, but even if that went in I’d have had to have an eagle at the (par four) last. But it’s the closest I’ve ever come.

“It’s my lowest round as a professional so happy days. I really didn’t hit a bad shot.”

After his opening round of 68 he reached the 36-hole halfway point in a ties for number one spot at 14 under par.

A disappointing third round of two under par 70 saw him slip down the leaderboard, but with a six under par closing round he finished in a tie for fourth place on 20 under par two behind winner Kristoffer Broberg.

This week he returns to the European Tour at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.