JAMES Ablett has been voted the PGA in England (South) Golfer of the Year for 2015.

The Lee-on-the-Solent player enjoyed an exceptional year in the region.

He racked up 14 wins, eight runners-up spots and 11 other top five finishes.

Ablett claimed two major trophies – the PGA Surrey Open Championship at Kingswood, with 11-under-par over 36 holes, and the PGA Kent Open Championship at Prince’s with 11-under-par over 54 holes.

He also won the Keith MacDonald Memorial Match Play by beating Guy Woodman on the last green in the final at The Berkshire.

Merit title Three days later he was runner up in the new PGA Farnham Order of Merit Finale, earning more than enough points to claim the Virgin Atlantic PGA South Order of Merit title for 2015.

It is the second time Ablett has achieved this, the first time being in 2009, and the new champion sealed his place in the PGA Playoffs in Turkey in December alongside former champion Benn Barham and Guy Woodman.

Overall, Ablett played 71 rounds with a scoring average of 69.4 with 37 rounds in the 60s, amassing 304 birdies and eight eagles, while running away with The PGA in England (South) Money List.