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John Bland


John Bland, originally uploaded by Tourism Bridgend.
South African John Bland produced a fine finish to claim his third European Senior Tour title with a one shot victory in The Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open at Royal Porthcawl.
The 64 year old carded a one under par 71 in the final round, seeing off Paraguayan Angel Franco in dramatic fashion. Bland’s compatriot Chris Williams took a share of second place.
Bland, who fired three birdies and an eagle to make it a second successive South African winner in this event following Bertus Smit, said: “This is one of the finest links courses in the world and the players really enjoy coming here. There’s not a bad hole on the course, it’s magnificent. It’s been a great week and I’m delighted to round it off by winning.”