Leicester Mercury

Hotshot Cort enjoys double success

- Leicesterm­ercury.co.uk/sport

MATTHEW Cort (Beedles Lake) tied top in a Golfing Days pro/am at The Nottingham­shire GC.

He amassed a total of 42 pts from his 6-under-par round in the highly competitiv­e event.

Cort tied with Lincolnshi­re profession­al Rob Harris (Blankney).

The pair were a point clear of a three-way tie on 41 pts between pros Simon Lilly (Staverton Park), Paul Streeter (Lincoln Golf Centre) and James Freeman (Retford), with another county man, Matt Stephens (Rothley Park), sharing 6th place with Sam Robinson (Market Rasen) on 40 pts.

Freeman and his amateurs with their 92 pts tally for 20-under won the pro/am award, ahead of Mark Nicholson (Bawtry) on 91 pts.

Streeter and Cort were on 90 pts with their playing partners.

Cort’s amateur partners were Jamie Simpson and Jason Poxon (both Rothley Park) and Grant Johnson (Humberston­e Heights).

Sam Broadhurst, son of former locally-based Ryder Cup man Paul, won his first profession­al event when he competed at Kedleson Park GC in a Golfing Days tournament.

Broadhurst was on 41 pts after his 5-under-par return.

He only recently joined the paid ranks.

George Woolgar (Chesterfie­ld) 40 pts was runner-up, with a tie for third on 39 between Will Davies, a former county pro, now at Ramsdale Park, and Bradley Moore of the host club.

Golfing Days is the Leicesters­hire travel company specialisi­ng in golf trips.

Meanwhile, Cort was the leading profession­al in the latest county golf Alliance tournament of the season.

He amassed a total of 4-under-par 40 pts to finish first in the profession­als award.

His bogey-free round included four birdies.

They came at three holes on the opening half – at 4, 6 and 7 – and one more coming home on the 14th hole.

Cort said: “I played quite nicely, although I did create some other birdie chances which I did not make.”

He finished one point clear of runner-up Craig Shave (Cosby).

Michael Reed (Glen Gorse) on 36 pts was third and Bob Larratt (Kibworth) on 33 pts finished in fourth place.

But Shave now heads the pro order of merit with 32 pts from Cort on 25, and Michael Reed in third on 16 pts.

Longcliffe amateurs Tony and Tim Linnell with 46 pts were top overall from Scraptoft pair Peter Grant and Darren Anderson on 45 pts, with Julian Harris (Glen Gorse) and Mark Frankham (Cosby) third on 44 pts.

Shave and Mick Jordan (Cosby) on 44 pts won the pro/ am award and the am/am prize winners were Kirby Muxloe’s Chris Herbert and Tony Crowfoot, also on 44 pts.

Cyril Wood (Glen Gorse) on 14 pts. still tops the Alliance OOM from two on 12 – Crowfoot and Herbert, with Shave in fourth on 11 pts.


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 ??  ?? BRIGHT FUTURE: Sam Broadhurst, son of ex-Ryder Cup player Paul, won a Golfing Days tournament at Kedleston Park GC
BRIGHT FUTURE: Sam Broadhurst, son of ex-Ryder Cup player Paul, won a Golfing Days tournament at Kedleston Park GC

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