£10,000 winner’s cheque for successful title defence
ProAgenda.com’s Guy Woodman took the winner’s £10,000 first prize cheque in winning the Westcoast Pro-Am at Bearwood Lakes.
Notching up his seventh win in 2018, Woodman’s having a tidy looking season. Speaking afterwards, he commented: “It’s always a strong field because everyone wants to win the Westcoast Pro-Am, so I’m obviously delighted to win, again! I had some issues with my back, but that meant that I had to play within myself. The dry weather made the course shorter, of course, but the greens were fast and true so I putted well. I was still expecting someone else to come in with a lower score.”
In the biggest and some would say best Pro-Am on The PGA in England (South) schedule, it was a who’s who of names on the leaderboard at Bearwood Lakes. Carding 67, Woodman finished two strokes ahead of five other players, each taking home cheques for £1,200.
Woodman’s round opened well with three birdies in his first five holes. Three-under at the turn, his back nine was a genuine roller coaster ride: he bogeyed the 10th, birdied the 11th and then bogeyed the 12th and 13th to be back in the pack on one-under.
Then a deuce at the short 14th inspired Woodman to three more birdies on the trot, and a par on the 18th was all he needed to card his two stroke victory.
The runners up on 69 were: Sittingbourne’s Peter Appleyard, the European Tour’s James Heath, the new PGA Surrey Open champion from Left Handed Golf at Silvermere Chris Gane, PGA Cup star from Golf at Goodwood’s Chris McDonnell, and Midland raider from the De Vere Staverton Estate, Simon Lilly.
Bearwood Lakes Director of Golf Jon Dry commented, “The Pro-Am is one of our flagship events and with the support of Westcoast, Tag Heuer, Titleist and all the players it is THE Pro-Am on the PGA South schedule. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase everything Bearwood Lakes has to offer.”