Gareth Wright enjoys PGA Cup battle

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GARETH WRIGHT wants more PGA Cup action – if he fails in his bid to secure a European Tour card.

“Absolutely,” declared the Edinburgh-based Welshman in reply to being asked if he wanted to be back on the Great Britain & Ireland side for a trip to California in two years’ time.

“My main goal is to try and win my card, but it was fantastic to be back playing team golf again this week and I’d love to do it again.”

Wright played his part in a brilliant last-day fightback that earned Russell Weir’s team a 13-13 draw at Slaley Hall. They trailed by five points heading into the final session, but won the singles 7½-2½. It meant the US retained the Llandudno Trophy, but Wright and his team-mates left the Northumberland resort with their heads held high.

“Today was phenomenal and it was great to be part of it,” added the 31-year-old West Linton player. “We all came out and showed the good golf we are capable of playing and the only disappointment is that we fell half a point short of winning it.”

Wright now heads for Tain and Brora for a 36-hole Tartan Tour Order of Merit event before starting his preparations for the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in Spain. “It’s been a great year and I’ve still got lots to look forward to, which is exciting,” he said.