Abbots Langley's Mark Walsh qualifies for second European Tour event of 2014

Mark Walsh. Picture: Action Images

Mark Walsh. Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport

Abbots Langley's Mark Walsh has made it to the first two European Tour events of 2014 after coming through the UK Qualifiers in Wigan on Sunday.

The 48-year-old enjoyed two wins over Michael Burgoine and then defeated Steve Douglas and Marc Dewsbury in his respective deciders.

With the year’s opening two £100,000 European Tour events to be held in Germany and Holland over the next month, the UK Qualifiers were held at the Robin Park Tennis Centre following the four-day Qualifying School.

Each event offered 20 places in the tournament, with the UK Qualifiers joined by a further eight European Qualifiers and four Host Nation Qualifiers in the first round of the main event, before the top 16 seeds enter at the second round stage.

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