DUNTOCHER professional golfer John Henry finished tied 12th at the Lookers Championship in Northumberland last week.
Henry was tied third going into the final round, and was in the final group heading out on Friday as he looked to start of his PGA EuroPro campaign on a strong note.
But Irishman Gavin Moynihan, who was second heading into the last 18, held off competition to seal the first win of the tour.
Henry was pleased with his first competitive outing of the season.
He said: “I would have liked to have hit it a bit better, but it’s still early in the season and I’m just happy to get off to a reasonably good start.
“I didn’t really play green to green so well, but my chipping and putting were really good, they saved my week.”
Playing in the lead group came with some more attention, in the form of Sky Sports TV cameras and an added crowd following Henry’s group.
The sports channel also interviewed Henry before his final round, which is available for viewers to watch on SkySports 5 next Tuesday at 9pm and 11pm, and again on Wednesday at 3am, 9am and midday.
Henry added: “I did an interview with Sky and when we were playing there were cameramen following with people carrying the scoreboards. It was a bit different, but I didn’t really get put off.”
Henry heads to Ireland next week for the second leg of the tour at Ballykisteen Golf Club.
The Tipperary based course is one of the new courses to be added to the tour this year, and begins on Wednesday, May 10.