New Malden's Gary makes Marks second time around

Senior pro: World of Golf's Gary Marks

Senior pro: World of Golf's Gary Marks

First published in Sport This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

World of Golf pro Gary Marks is out to make the most of his second chance.

The New Malden 50-year-old, sidelined for the past three months with a wrist injury, shot six over par to finish tied 17th in the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills last week.

Marks, who collected £515 for his trouble, shot three under to lead after the opening round, but could not maintain his form.

The top 20 finish sees him qualify for PGA Seniors Championship in Stoke later this summer.

“It’s very pleasing – with so little golf in the last few months – to compete straight away,” said Marks last week.

“I’ve just turned 50, and like a lot of golfers we all get excited in our late 40s because this is a second chance and you don’t get many second chances at a career.

“And we are all fierce competitors, relatively fit and no different to the young golfers – it is just that we are a bit older.”

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