ROB Perry was the winner of Brean’s National Pro Am qualifying round on Saturday with a superb 44 point return.
His success gives him the opportunity to represent Brean alongside PGA Professional Andrew March in the Regional Final at Cumberwell Park later in the year.
Perry started quickly with nine points on the board after just three holes. He added seven more nett birdies to his scorecard and just two dropped shots on his way to victory.
If he can produce more of the same in July in Wiltshire then the Brean duo could be in the reckoning for a trip to Turkey for the Grand Final.
Perry’s win also managed to prevent back to back victories being recorded by the runner up Gordy Wheelghan. Wheelaghan, who won the Brean Masters just six days earlier, posted another excellent round of golf as he accumulated 43 points, leaving him one ahead of a trio of 42 point returns.
The countback rules were deployed and Jerry Brueford got the nod after 24 of his points total came on the homeward run. Dave Mann was placed fourth with Captain-elect Barry Fellows rounding out the prize winners in fifth, also with 42.
Twenty four pairs took to the course on Sunday for the 3rd round of this season’s Super Series event. The format was a betterball pairs stableford and the scoring was as good as the weather. Such was the quality of the golf on display 44 points didn’t even feature in the prizes.
The winners with 48 points were Tony Higgins and Mats Mattsson with the latter producing an excellent finish to the round which secured them top spot. Remarkably their winning card included three dropped shots on it as well among a deluge of nett birdies and eagles.
Second place required a countback to decide its destination. Jerry Brueford continued his good form of the weekend alongside Roy Fletcher and the duo pipped Ian Adams and Brian Read on the back three holes with Fletcher’s closing hole nett birdie proving decisive. Fourth place on 46 went to Andrew Pound and Mark Ashley.
Millie Jones opened her 2021 account with a win in the Ladies April Medal. Playing on the alternate day of the event, she carded a superb nett 66 to win by seven from Lyn Bird. With the Medal victory also came the Brean Lady Masters title as well which was competed for by the past Medal winners of the last two years. Third place went to Carole Short on 77.
The John Heath Memorial Trophy produced a closely fought battle with just three stableford points separating the top six finishers. John Procter led the whole way through after his 39 point score which was compiled in the opening group on a chilly morning.
Seniors Captain-elect John Cranley was the runner up on 38. Jeff Milton was the top ‘non John’ finishing third on 37 with Graham Exton getting the verdict on a countback for fourth ahead of Bob Toller and Vincent Ford on the back nine after the trio posted 36.