Evans blitzes Biarritz to boost Walker Cup hopes

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Ryan Evans continued a run of fine form on Sunday when he clinched victory in the Biarritz Cup in south west France.

Superb rounds of 62, 67, 65 and 68, for a four round total of 262 and -14, was good enough for a three shot win ahead of France’s Mathieu Fenasse and Ugo Coussaud. The victory tops a stellar two months for Evans which included a win in the Berkshire Trophy, a runners-up finish at the St Andrews Links Trophy, a third place finish in the French Open Stroke Play and a top seven finish in the Brabazon Trophy.

“Ryan is enjoying a fantastic summer,” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the men’s programme. “We knew the level of play Ryan was capable of when he made his breakthrough win in last year’s South of England Championship. This season he has built on that performance and showed more consistency. Ryan has really worked hard and is now reaping the benefit.”

England’s Michael Saunders secured his place in the top 10 on 268 and there were top 20 finishes for both Paul Howard (273) and Nick Marsh (275)

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