Brown is a Bourn win­ner and Pike close to a £2,000 jack­pot

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Bob French bob.french@jpress.co.uk

It’s been a pretty good week for the two lo­cal golfers who ply their trade on the East PGA cir­cuit. Thorpe Wood pro­fes­sional Stu­art Brown picked up his first win of the sea­son when tak­ing the hon­ours in the Bourn 25th An­niver­sary ProA­mand­his­re­cen­trunof­form con­tin­ued the day af­ter when he claimed se­cond place in the Saf­fron Walden Golf Club Char­ity Pro-Am.

And there was also a se­cond place for Adam Pike, the for­mer El­ton Furze am­a­teur star now a pro­fes­sional at Bramp­ton Park. That came in the East Re­gion Or­der of Merit event - the £10,000 We­ston Homes Four­ball Bet­ter­ball at East Herts Golf Club played over 36 holes on Mon­day and Tues­day.

Brown shared vic­tory at Bourn with Jason Lev­er­more from the Chan­nels Golf Club.

The classy pair, who both picked up cheques for £510, han­dled blus­tery con­di­tions best to tie at the top with one­un­der-par 71s. They were the only ones to break par at the venue near Cam­bridge.

Brown be­gan at the 14th and was soon in credit with a cou­ple of birdies through three holes. But he slipped up with bo­gies at the 17th and 18th be­fore gain­ing a shot at the par-four ninth hole.

Brown­fin­ishe­drun­ner-up at Saf­fron Walden with a twounder-par 70. He had birdies at three of the par-five holes and fin­ished three shots be­hind Colch­ester Golf Club’s Mark Baker. Pike was fifth with a 71. Brown won £646 and Pike £297.

Pike was in great form on Mon­day in the Or­der of Merit event.

His first round in­cluded an in­cred­i­ble scor­ing spree on the back nine where he had five birdies and an ea­gle at the par four 13th for a round of two-un­der-par 69.

That placed him se­cond on the leader­board overnight andthat’s where­heul­ti­mately fin­ished af­ter fir­ing a se­cond round of 71.

He­wasju­s­toneshotofftop spot and the win­ner’s cheque for £2,000. That went to Ray­mondRus­sell­fromtheCen­tu­rion Club­with­a71and68with Pike hav­ing to set­tle for £700.

Brown was 13th in this one af­ter re­turn­ing rounds of 72 and 70 and earned £110. His first round in­cluded an ea­gle at the par four tenth.

Pic­tured are some of the ladies who at­tended the evening pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner at the Farm­ers in Yax­ley fol­low­ing the Nene Park Lady Cap­tain’s Day. Prizes for the day’s com­pe­ti­tion and tro­phies won by ladies dur­ing the first seven months of the year were pre­sented by lady cap­tain Jocelyn Faris. A raf­fle raised £230 for the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

Stu­art Brown.

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