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Southern stars shine for Seve

Two Kentish stars, Barnehurst’s Jordan Godwin and Cherry Lodge’s Craig Sutherland, tied for victory in the KCOM Seve Ballesteros Foundation Pro-Am.

Scene of the PGA Cup next week, they each shot six-under-par 66s* around Foxhill’s Longcross course, impressive achievements which added to the flamboyance of the auction dinner and entertainments.

Supported by KCOM** and celebrating its eighth successful year at Foxhills, one of the highest profile events in the southern schedule has now raised funds in excess of £300,000. This is not only in aid of a cure for brain cancer, but to provide opportunities for underprivileged children to learn to play golf.

Brendan Reynolds, long-time friend of the Ballesteros family and the Pro-Am, said, “Many people happily go the extra mile to make this very special event so successful. With all the efforts we’ve all put in over the past eight years, it’s now taken on a life of its own and of course it’s even more wonderful when golfers everywhere can all continue to be inspired by today’s two winners.”

Sutherland and Godwin were delighted to add yet another win to their wins this year. As Sutherland said, “It’s impossible not to be inspired when you think of Seve and everything he achieved. It’s great that Brendan’s created an event that helps us all to celebrate Seve’s memory and to raise more funds for the causes that were closest to his heart.”

Kent’s PGA Professionals had a particularly good showing at Foxhills, as the two winners nudged their county colleagues, Pentland’s Benn Barham and the Ridge’s Scott Stevens, into second spot despite their scoring five-under-par 67s.

Sutherland made it a particularly good day at the office. He led his three amateurs including Brendan Reynolds and BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty to the top team prizes at the winners’ table with 15-under-par. Wildwood’s Phil Harrison and his team came close with 14-under-par.

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