The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
BARRY Hawkins secured his second ranking title on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over friend and practice partner Gerard Greene at the Wyldecrest Parks Players Championship Grand Final in Preston.
The Kent-based pair had earlier advanced to the final with afternoon triumphs over Judd Trump and Marco Fu, respectively.
A 117 break gave Hawkins the ideal start in front of a packed crowd at the Guild Hall, and world No 66 Greene did not get a look-in in frame two either as a 75 knock put the Englishman 2-0 up.
A 50 clearance, after Rainham-based Greene had missed a tough black, swiftly extended Dittonbased Hawkins’advantage and his dominance continued en route to a 4-0 rout and a £100,000 jackpot.