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Grand finale for Rice at Farnham

The man from Purley Downs shoots fantastic 65 to win the A&T Betterball Pro-Am

No doubt inspired by the final round performance of the new Masters champion, Purley Downs’ Matt Rice delivered a sensational seven-under-par 65 around Farnham to run away with the final event in the Titleist & FootJoy PGA South Winter Series 2015-16: the Titleist & FootJoy Assistants and Trainees Betterball Pro-Am.

In near-perfect April conditions, Rice finished four ahead of his nearest rivals, Ben Flint (Broke Hill) and Alex Lodge (Calcot Park), both of whom shot three-under-par rounds of 69.

Starting on the 10th, Rice opened with birdies on the 10th and 11th. His third birdie on the 14th was offset by a dropped shot on the 15th, but his eagle on the 18th took him to four-under. Another birdie bogey followed at the first and second, but three more birdies at the fourth, seventh and eighth meant he finished way out in front. Rice’s win earned him the winner’s cheque for £444.

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