Southern Seniors Open at Newbury and Crookham
Not quite inseparable….
In a low scoring and exciting Southern Seniors Open, South Winchester
Director of Golf Richard Adams, won a play off with a birdie 3 on the
first extra hole to beat former Ryder cup player (and 6 time winner on
the European Tour) Paul Broadhurst. They had tied on 132 (6 under par)
on the beautifully prepared Newbury & Crookham Golf course.
The second round started with Richard Adams on 65 leading by 1 from
former English Strokeplay Champion & recent winner at Collingtree,
Roger Roper and hotly pressed by former Russian Open Champion
Gary Emerson and Paul Broadhurst on 67.
Dave Ray (the recent Senior winner in Steisslingen Germany) lit up the
early play by holing in 1 at the 164 yard 4th hole to move to 2 under for
the day. Unfortunately, Ray couldn’t keep up the hot pursuit which
Emerson now took up with a front nine of 31 with another birdie at 10 to
move to 5 under for the event. His final push faltered with late bogeys at
16 & 18 to finish 4th.
So it was down to Broadhurst who shot a sizzling 30 on the front nine
followed by birdies at 11 & 12 to move to 7 under. Unfortunately his
quest for victory faltered with a bogey at 16 and 2 pars left him
clubhouse leader at 6 under. It was now down to Adams in his first
Senior-Golf-Circuit event to birdie the par 5 to win. His 10 foot putt came
tantalising close but stayed out, so it was now down to extra holes.
In the play off both hit their 2nd shots close but Adams made his 15ft
putt from just off the edge of the green, leaving Broadhurst to make his
6ft putt to extend the play off. His putt slipped by to add to his
agonisingly dismal career play off record!
Scott Davison must also be mentioned for his excellent 2nd round 68 to
win the Super Seniors and finish 5th on his own on 139. Nick Mitchell
Richard Adams. 132
Paul Broadhurst. 132
Richard won play off on 1st hole with a birdie
Other leading scores
3rd Roger Roper. 134
4th Gary Emmerson 135
5th Scott Davison. 139
6th Stephen Murphy 140
NEWS: 3rd Algarvian Invitational now open for entries. Monte Rei on the way.