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Mark Pilkington (golfer)

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Full name  Mark Pilkington
U.S. Open  DNP
Height  1.83 m
Nationality  Wales
Weight  92 kg

Professional wins  1
Name  Mark Pilkington
Turned professional  1998
Masters Tournament  DNP
Role  Golfer
Challenge tour  1
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Born  17 March 1978 (age 37) Bangor, Wales (1978-03-17)
Residence  Morfa Nefyn, United Kingdom
Former tours  PGA European Tour, Challenge Tour

The Open Championship  CUT: 2001, 2006

Mark Pilkington (born 17 March 1978) is a Welsh professional golfer.


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Pilkington was born in Bangor, Gwynedd. He enjoyed a successful amateur career, representing Wales at all levels, and highlighted by winning the Welsh Amateur Championship in 1998. He turned professional later that year, immediately after winning a place on the European Tour at final qualifying school.

Pilkington had an unsuccessful rookie season on the European Tour in 1999, and played on the Challenge Tour the following season after failing to regain his card at qualifying school. He followed up a consistent Challenge Tour season with success at qualifying school to return to the top level for 2001. He managed to retain his European Tour card by finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit in both 2001 and 2002, but his form dipped in 2003 and he dropped back down to the second tier for 2004.

After two largely unsuccessful seasons on the Challenge Tour, Pilkington's fortunes were revived in 2006 when he produced consistently good performances to finish the season on top of the Challenge Tour Rankings. After a slow start to the season, he recorded back to back second-place finishes, before rounding off the season with victory in the Kazakhstan Open and another runners-up prize at the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final. By topping the money list, he had regained his card on the European Tour; but in 2007 he finished in 136th place on the Order of Merit to again lose his place on the elite tour.

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Amateur wins

  • 1996 Peter McEvoy Trophy
  • 1998 Welsh Amateur Championship
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.


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