Southern duo take sunset strip to share Pro-Am win
PGA Southern Open champion Chris Rodgers (Richings Park), and five time Virgin Atlantic PGA South Order of Merit champion Richard Wallis (Canterbury) shot cards of 66 to share victory in The Addington Pro-Am.
Taking home £900 each, they both added to the drama on the JF Abercrombie designed course and edged the 67s of Tandridge’s Louis Savill and Langley Park’s Paul Sherman into third spot.
Rodgers commented: “We enjoyed more warm weather and a bit of a breeze to make things interesting, and I was delighted to eagle the 16th – with a very well protected green, going just for birdie can get you into all sorts of trouble!”
Rodgers re-discovered the form that has taken him to his sixth win to date on the PGA South schedule, but after fifteen holes he was back in the pack on one-under-par. He then produced his spectacular eagle to leapfrog into the lead, and the two pars that followed secured his 66.
Fresh from grabbing the runner up spot at the PGA Surrey Open earlier in the week, Wallis turned in another strong performance and was leading with two holes to go until he dropped a shot at the short 17th.
Sittingbourne’s Peter Appleyard and his amateurs won the team event by three point from Highwoods’ Mat Andrews. All eyes are now on the Westcoast Pro-Am at Bearwood Lakes, where the winner could be in line for a cool £10,000.