Oliver Wilson invited to compete in BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

09-1886-8''Oliver Wilson
09-1886-8''Oliver Wilson

COXMOOR star Oliver Wilson had a real gift last week with an invitation to the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth’s West Course.

A runner-up in 2008, when he was beaten in a play-off by Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, Oliver has been relying on sponsors’ invitations to get into the bigger events since losing his tour card last year.

And with an upturn in his form over the last couple of events, the invitation to the tour’s big week came along with a delighted Wilson saying: “It was one event I dearly wanted to play.”

At the H.P. Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, Coxmoor’s Greg Owen had a steady week, finishing with a top 30 finish at one under par after rounds of 67, 71, 70 and 71.

This week he tees up in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Fort Worth, Texas.

Nathan Oaks won the Cantrill Trophy at Coxmoor with a nett 68, off five, with Clive Graham taking second, two behind after a countback from Rob Clarke and Adrian Dudley, with the best scratch score of 71 coming from Ashley Johnson.

In the Adams Cup Tony Lindsey carded a best-of-the-day nett 66 to win by four from Craig Hardy.

In the Midweek Medal, Keith Rolling topped Division One after a countback from Dave Taylor, both with nett 70, with Ross Overton, fresh from his win in the Notts Amateur Strokeplay Championship, winning the scratch prize with a round of 72.

The Division Two accolade went to Philip Ward with a nett 67, three clear of second-placed Stuart Down.