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