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England and Wales (South West) Region

Hendriksen foils Watson with birdie bonanza

10 Jul 19

Paul Hendriksen Web

Michael Watson Cotswold Edge

Ivybridge Golf Club’s Paul Hendriksen delivered a back nine birdie blitz to deny Michael Watson outright victory in the Cotswold Edge Golf Club Pro-Am.

Watson, the 2019 Great Britain and Ireland PGA Cup team vice-captain who represents Wessex Golf Centre, had a three-shot advantage over Hendriksen following the front nine.

He was three-under-par at that stage and had more reason to fear challenges from a substantial posse of players who were a shot behind.

That group included East Devon Golf Club’s Kevin Harper and Louis Boston of Chippenham Golf Club who both ended up sharing fourth place after posting three-under-par rounds of 68.

Watson responded to their threat and that of Upavon Golf Club’s Dan Carter with three more birdies on the back nine for a six-under-par round of 65.

Hendriksen, however, was equal to the challenge. Having negotiated the 10th and 11th in regulation to remain on level-par he recorded six birdies in the final seven holes to also finish on six-under.

As a result Hendriksen and Watson each picked up £675 in prize money and Carter, who finished third two shots behind on four-under, collected £450.

Full scores can be accessed via this link:




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