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England (Midlands) Region

Cort gets into the groove at Leek

06 Sep 19

 Matt Cort Leek

Matt Cort got into the groove for what promises to be a challenging month by winning the Leek Golf Pro-Am.

Engagements in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and representing Great Britain and Ireland in the PGA Cup in the USA are on his schedule.

In addition, he will attempt to win the region’s Order of Merit for a sixth time in the Midland Professionals’ Championship at Shifnal.

The manner in which the PGA pro from Beedles Lake Golf Club, Leicestershire, warmed up for them at Leek by posting a three-under-par round of 67 to claim the £700 winner’s cheque bodes well, however.

He was the only member of the 33-strong field to break par and he finished three shots clear of De Vere Staverton Estate’s Simon Lilly and Richard O’Hanlon of St Kew Golf Club, Cornwall.

O’Hanlon was well-place at the turn on three-under but a trio of bogeys on the back nine derailed his challenge.

Cort, by contrast, began the way home with an eagle at the par-five 10th, added a birdie at the next hole, a par-three, and a bogey at the par-five 16th did not prove costly.

However, he had to settle for second place in the team competition which was won by JCB Golf and Country Club’s John Howells and his trio of amateurs with a 16-under-par total of 124.

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