DAVID GRACE WON THE SECOND CHALLENGE TOUR EVENT
David Grace won the second Challenge Tour event of the 2018/19 season, beating Mitchell Mann 3-0 in the final in Preston.
Yorkshireman Grace won six matches over two days at the Guild Hall in Preston to take the £2,000 top prize and go joint-top of the Challenge Tour rankings alongside event one winner Brandon Sargeant. The top two at the end of the series of ten tournaments will earn a two-year tour card.
Grace, age 33, reached the semi-finals of the UK Championship in 2015. But he struggled to reproduce that form over the next two seasons and dropped off the pro tour earlier this year. He is on track to regain his place on the main circuit.
The next Challenge Tour event is on July 28-29 in Latvia, running alongside the last two days of the Kaspersky Riga Masters ranking event.