England and Wales (South West) Region
22 Mar 19
Ross McCance from Chippenham Golf Centre won his first regional event for five years in sharing top spot with visitor Mark Howell from Henley Golf Club in the winter series at Weston-super-Mare.
Howell, who played with his wife Sandie in the betterball and finished fifth, made six birdies, four in five holes from the fifth, and added two more on the way home. But he dropped shots on the 16th and 17th before posting three under par 67.
McCance, 28, whose last win was in an assistants meeting at Cumberwell Park, has been in top form in Wiltshire county events this winter with wins at Chippenham Golf Club and more recently at Remedy Oak.
He made birdies at the first, eighth, ninth, 11th and 17th but dropped a shot at the last.
Lloyd Williams from Swansea Bay shared third with David Dixon (Enmore Park), home assistant Dan Toogood and George Ryall (Mendip Spring) on 68.
Williams was the day’s birdie king with six, but dropped three shots.Toogood made five birdies, Ryall four and Dixon added three.
Luke Derrick (Henbury) won the better ball with amateur John Chilvers on seven-under-par 43. They pipped Dixon and Steve Roberts on countback with Kevin Pitts and Alan Fussell third.