Lee-on-the-Solent's James Ablett enjoys fast start to English PGA Championship bid before finishing tied 11th

James Ablett finished tied 11th in the English PGA Championship at Bowood Golf & Country Club in Wiltshire.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 1:51 pm
Updated Monday, 29th July 2019, 4:45 pm
Lee-on-the-Solent's James Ablett. Picture: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

The Lee-on-the-Solent professional had a share of the lead after shooting an opening-round 69 on the Calne course.

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He slid to tied fifth after carding 72 in the second round.

Ablett then closed with a 73 to finish two-under for the championship as Paul Hendriksen took the crown.

The winner was nine-under across the three rounds – beating Adam Keogh into second by two shots.