Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley produced a final round 67 at the ISPS Handa Wales Open got under way.
On a week that has heralded the start of qualification of next year’s contest with the Americans, McGinley was looking to secure the best possible personal finish at The Celtic Manor Resort.
The 46-year-old made a good start in his attempts to do just that as, having resumed on three over par, he picked up five shots in the opening 11 holes.
Two bogeys came either side of a birdie thereafter as McGinley ended four under for the round and one under overall.
As he was ending his round, overnight leader Peter Uihlein was parring the first having begun on seven under.