The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

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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.

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