Official bookmakers Sky Bet have made Graeme Clark 18/1 joint favourite for the ABC Solutions UK Championship at Wychwood Park in Crewe, beginning on Tuesday 11 August.
Clark (Doncaster GC, pictured) won his first event of the year when he clinched the Virgin Atlantic 25th Anniversary Classic at Marriot Tudor Park in Kent. The 2007 Order of Merit winner endured a tough year on the Challenge Tour in 2008 but said after his win that he was determined to finish in the top five to right the wrongs of his time on Europe’s second tier.
“If I can get onto the Challenge Tour again I now know how I have to go about things so I will be playing the rest of the EuroPro Tour events and aiming for that top five,” said Clark.
His victory moved him up to third in the Order of Merit, and he is joined by three other members of the top ten as favourite at Wychwood Park. Elliot Saltman (Aegon), Paul Dwyer (Clitheroe) and Scott Jamieson occupy sixth to eighth spots on the money list, while Daniel Gaunt (Burhill GC) is the final player at 18/1.
Order of Merit leader Daniel Brooks (Mill Hill) is 25/1 for victory, with Nicky Harris (Whitefield GC), Chris Hanson (Crosland Heath), James Ruebotham (Welwyn Garden City GC) and James Busby (The Shropshire) at 28/1.
[url=http://www.skybet.com/skybet?action=GoEvClass&id=34&aff=4527&EPT_Website]To view the full market with Sky Bet, click here.[/url]Live scoring from the ABC Solutions UK Championship at Wychwood Park in Crewe begins on Tuesday morning via the Score Updates link on the homepage.
Date Posted: 10/08/09