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Almaty, Kazakhstan 28 Sep 2006 - 01 Oct 2006
Pilkington Wins Challenge Tour’s Biggest Prize in Kazakhstan
Mark Pilkington secured the richest first prize in the history of the European Challenge Tour with a fantastic victory at the 2006 Kazakhstan Open. The Welshman, who led from day one, carded a final round of three under par 69 to win by two strokes from England’s Sahun P Webster at the Nurtau Golf Club and pick up that record first prize of €48,000.
Pilkington Keeps Welsh Flag Flying High in Kazakhstan
Mark Pilkington continued to fly the Welsh flag at the top of the Kazakhstan Open leaderboard after a third round of five under par 67 gave him a one shot lead over Spain’s Alvaro Salto going into the final day at the Nurtau Golf Club.
Welsh on Course to Conquer Kazakhstan
Just days after Ian Woosnam delivered one of Welsh sport’s greatest moments by leading Europe to Ryder Cup glory at The K Club, Mark Pilkington and Gareth Wright ensured the Welsh dragon was roaring in deepest Kazakhstan as they moved into a share of the lead at the European Challenge Tour’s Kazakhstan Open.
Garcia-Heredia and Osborne Rise to the Top in Kazakhstan
As the autumnal sun began to set behind the spectacular Tien-Shan mountains, Spain’s Alfredo Garcia-Heredia and England’s Sam Osborne rose to the top of the leaderboard with opening rounds of six under par 66 at the at the Nurtau Golf Club in the €300,000 Kazakhstan Open.
Players Hope To Follow Browne's Example in Kazakhstan
With just three events remaining on the 2006 European Challenge Tour Schedule, the €300,000 Kazakhstan Open – the richest single Challenge Tour event in history – will almost certainly hand the champion a passport to The 2007 European Tour.
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