Having narrowly missed out on the title in 2013, Gareth went one better in 2014 as he finished the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship atop of the leaderboard becoming the first non-Scottish winner of the event for 80 years.
Gareth joined Champions of Golf in March 2014 and this win sees a major step forward in his professional career. Head professional at West Linton Golf Club, he took the 2012 British Club Professionals title but this trophy is definitely a sign of things to come for the Welshman. Born in London and raised in Wales, now living in Scotland, the newly crowned Scottish PGA Champions will be jetting off to Turkey next week for the Turkish Airlines Open on the Challenge Tour.
Coming from three shots behind at the half way stage, Gareth fired two rounds of 68 on the closing day to jump to top spot on the leaderboard and take the title bu a single stroke after a nine under tournament total on the Kings course at the Gleneagles resort in Scotland, the last professional tournament to be held at the course before the Ryder Cup in September.
The victory was thoroughly deserved though after he has twice before gotten within touching of the title only to be denied, Gareth commented 'I lost to Chris Doak in a playoff in 2010 then was pipped by Greig Hutcheon last year after making an eagle at the last, based on that I think the course owed me one!'.
Newly sponsored by the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, Gareth will be wearing their logo on his clothing for the 2014 season around the world and everyone at Champions of Golf is delighted to be working with them further.
Congratulations again Gareth and we all look forward to many more victories!!