Much­more vic­tory a con­fi­dence boost

Golf

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Tom Much­more claimed his sec­ond vic­tory of the year, win­ning the PGA South Pro-Am at Lee-on-So­lent.

The Ash­ford Golf Club pro­fes­sional, who won in Poland ear­lier this year, was one of the early starters but had to wait un­til much later in the day to find out if his fou­run­der-par 65 was good enough to claim the win­ner’s cheque of £888.

In the end, he fin­ished a shot clear of Paul Simp­son (West Berk­shire) and Mark Tre­leaven (Hayling Is­land).

It was Much­more’s first time play­ing at the Hamp­shire club but his course man­age­ment was a big plus.

He said: “I played safe and didn’t go for any­thing, tak­ing a lot of irons off the tee and mak­ing 16 greens in reg­u­la­tion with a few putts.”

“I played well in the FootJoy PGA South Win­ter Se­ries, com­ing close on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions but just not quite putting the scores to­gether for a win.

“My form’s been all right this year but win­ning here will be a huge boost to my con­fi­dence that I’ve got the game to win.”

He added: “I’m look­ing for­ward to the rest of the sea­son and it would be nice to put to­gether some de­cent scores in Vir­gin At­lantic PGA South Or­der of Merit events as well as the pro-ams.”

Mean­while, Dan Brown, from Chart Hills, won the 2016 Kent Am­a­teur ti­tle, beat­ing Mar­cus Sewell (Shoot­ers Hill) 6&4 in a one-sided fi­nal at West Kent GC, at Downe near Or­p­ing­ton on Sun­day.

Re­gional qual­i­fy­ing for the 145th Open Golf Cham­pi­onship takes place at Wilder­nesse Golf Club in Sevenoaks on Mon­day week (June 20).

Royal Cinque Ports at Deal hosts fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing on Tues­day, June 28. The Open takes places at Royal Troon, be­gin­ning on Thurs­day, July 14.

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