England and Wales (South West) Region
12 Jul 19
Cornwall-based Richard O’Hanlon’s victory in the Woodbury Park Pro-Am was almost akin to a home win given the thousands of miles he covers during the course of the season to compete in PGA tournaments.
In the week leading up to the event at Woodbury Park, O’Hanlon, who represents St Kew Golf Club near Wadebridge, played at Wootton-under-Edge on the cusp of the Cotswolds and in a pro-am at Northants County where he finished tied-third.
He followed up by striking gold at the headquarters of the PGA in England and Wales (South West) by posting an eight-under-par round of 65 to finish a shot clear of Tom Jessmaine.
However, he needed to sign off with three successive birdies to repel the challenge of his rival from Exeter Golf and Country Club and claim the £950 winner’s cheque.
The pair were level at the turn on four-under and again after the 14th where Jessamine recorded his second eagle of the round.
O’Hanlon then recorded his solitary bogey at the par-three 15th to lose the initiative but his birdie blitz on the final three holes proved decisive.
Meanwhile the team competition which featured 41 quartets comprising three amateurs and a PGA pro, saw the line-ups led by Jessamine’s colleague at Exeter Golf and Country Club, David Cockayne, and Oake Manor Golf Club’s Matthew Turner finish tied first with 92 Stableford points.
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