08 May 19
Matthew Jacques produced a memorable finish at the Forest of Arden to deny Paul Bagshaw outright victory in the PGA Midlands qualifier for the English PGA Championship.
Bagshaw (below) looked the likely winner after posting a five-under-par round of 67.
At that stage Jacques, who is attached to South Staffs Golf Club, Wolverhampton, had five holes left to play and, four shots adrift, was seemingly out of contention.
However, a birdie at the par-three 15th, followed by his second eagle of the round at the par-five 17th, and another birdie at the 18th ensured he shared pole position with his rival from Newark Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.
The pair will meet again in the final, which carrying a £30,000 prize fund of which £5,000 goes to the winner, will be contested in July at Bowood Golf and Country Club, Wiltshire.
Bowood is a recent addition to The PGA’s portfolio of branded courses and academies and the battle to claim the other 18 spots available in the qualifier was similarly intense, especially the last four.
That involved a play-off between the seven players who had finished on one-over and resulted in the quartet of PGA Cup captain Cameron Clark, 2017 PGA Assistants Championship winner Matthew Fieldsend, Danny Taylor and Michael Gregory prevailing.
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