Wilson beats Saengkham to retain Scottish title

Gary Wilson retained the Scottish Open title in style with a 9-5 win over Thailand’s Noppon Saengkham.

Yet the 38-year-old Englishman admitted to Eurosport that he does not like Edinburgh as “the city is a nightmare to get around”.

“But there’s certain places where you feel comfortable and happy,” he said. “I felt like that last year – and I felt like that this year.”

Wilson was never behind in the final after winning the first three frames.

Victory means he collects £80,000 and keeps hold of the Stephen Hendry Trophy.

At 6-1 and 7-2 adrift, Saengkham looked to be out of the running in his tour final debut.

The 31-year-old, who is ranked six places below Wilson at world number 26, fought back to 7-4 and 8-5 before the Briton clinched victory.

“I’m very proud,” said Wilson, who had a top break of 105 and nine other 50-plus visits.

“I have been struggling a lot, but my family has stood by me forever. I found a game out of nowhere.”

Saengkham added: “I have to give credit to Gary – he deserved to win the trophy. He controlled the game.”

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Source: BBC