Shinkwin claims second DP World Tour title at Wales Open

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Callum Shinkwin claimed his second DP World Tour title at the Wales Open
Callum Shinkwin claimed his second DP World Tour title at the Wales Open

Callum Shinkwin stormed to a four-shot victory for his second DP World Tour title at the Wales Open on Sunday.

The Englishman carded a one-under 70 in his final round at the Celtic Manor Resort to finish on 12-under for the tournament, comfortably clear of runner-up Connor Syme.

Shinkwin had looked poised to go head-to-head with playing partner Julien Guerrier, having held a one-stroke lead heading into the final day.

But after making six birdies and five bogeys, the 29-year-old found himself comfortably clear of the Frenchman, who endured an awful five-over final round to tie for third with David Dixon, Lucas Bjerregaard, Renato Paratore and Andy Sullivan at five under.

Back-to-back bogeys on the seventh and eighth in Newport halted Shinkwin's momentum, but he held his nerve to seal another title.

Shinkwin's only previous victory had come at the Cyprus Open in 2020.

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