Daryl Gurney claimed a first ProTour title of the year and a first ranking title since March with victory at Players Championship 25 in Barnsley.

Gurney ended up winning 8-5 in the end over fellow major champion, Nathan Aspinall who also had a brilliant run to the latter stages.

For ‘Superchin’ though in claiming another title said he often struggles to win on the ProTour due to not bringing his A game but that he took his opportunities to win titles he believes are harder to win than majors.

“It feels too long [since last winning a Players Championship event], I often struggle and don’t bring my ‘A-game’,” said Gurney, who won his first European Tour title in March.

“This week everything went great for me and I found something extra. I kicked in well with plenty of 180s to give myself opportunities which I took.

“These events are harder to win than TV tournaments; you can play an unbelievable game and then you’re straight back into your next game just a few minutes later.”

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Author: Samuel Gill