England (East) Region
12 Aug 16
Paul Hetherington (Great Hadham G&CC) secured his first East region success of the year courtesy of a four-under-par 68 at the Links Pro-Am.
Hetherington was second at Saffron Walden the previous week but went one better on a gusty day in Newmarket.
The 2014 PGA in England (East) captain teed off at the 11th hole and made a relatively quiet start, finding himself level through eight holes.
But his round burst to life on the Suffolk course’s front nine as he made five birdies from the first through to the eighth – holes nine to 16 for Hetherington.
He did make a bogey at the short ninth but closed out with a par for a fine score that would eventually see him victorious by a shot.
Ian Ellis (Great Yarmouth & Caister) and Andrew Collison (Bungay) both shot 69 to finish in a share of second.
The winning team, at 15-under, was skipped by Steven Hambling (Braintree).