England (East) Region
31 Jul 17
James Scade (Little Channels Golf Centre) upheld his reputation as the region’s most in-form player with a two-shot success in the Colchester Pro-Am.
Scade shot a five-under-par 65 to secure his fourth victory on the 2017 PGA in England (East) schedule.
His latest triumph wasn’t all plain sailing as he made a couple of early bogies to sit one-over through six holes.
But he returned to level par at the next before making three more birdies in four holes around the turn.
Scade picked up further strokes at 14 and 17 as he came home in 30. Nick Cains (Swaffham) and Ray Russell (Centurion Club) both shot three-under-par 67s to tie for second.
A tournament that narrowly eluded Scade was the Girton Pro-Am held earlier in the week as he ended up a stroke behind the fast-finishing Phil Abbott (John O’Gaunt).
Abbott shot four-under-par 66, closing out with four straight birdies for his first win of the season.
Another recent first-time winner for 2017 was Andrew Pestell (Chelmsford) who took the lion’s share of the spoils at the Haverhill Pro-Am.
Pestell shot four-under 66, including a telling birdie at the closing par-4, to strike by a shot from Stuart Brown (Thorpe Wood).