Bebb class tells

04/06/2013

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Sion Bebb is bringing extra class to the South West PGA now he has pledged to play a full role in this season’s tournaments after ending his struggle to sustain a career on the European and Challenge Tours.

The 44-year-old Welshman, who honed his early professional career in regional golf, achieved his second pro-am success of the season with a six-under-return of 66 at sunny Cotswold Hills.

He made a birdie, bogey start before reeling off six more birdies, four in succession from the eighth, but he was given a run by Swindon-based Danny White, who is one of several touring professionals from The Players Club in Bristol. White looked to be the man to beat after a lightening start.

He gathered four birdies in the opening five holes, dropped his only shot at the sixth, but picked up further shots at the eighth and ninth to turn in five-under 31. Strangely, the birdie run ended and he simply parred home to post 67.

Two other form players Liam Bond (St Pierre), who won the opening Total Triumph Race to Woodbury Park event, and Paul Hendriksen (Dinnaton), who claimed the second RTWP tournament at Bournemouth the previous week, shared third on 68.

Bond, just back after finishing second in the Aegean Airlines pro-am in Greece for the second successive year made an eagle two at the fourth plus two bogeys and two birdies. Hendriksen made three birdies and one birdie. Eight players tied for fifth.

Bebb made it a double by leading the winning Turier Scales team of Phil Franklin, Ben Marsh and David Ashworth on 14-under-par 130. They beat the Turier Scales trio of main sponsor Nigel Newport-Black, Chris Dyer and Duncan Newport-Black, led by Brian Lee (Parc Golf Academy), on countback. Ben Newman (Ogbourne Downs) snatched third on countback from three other teams on 131 helped by the Park Avenue amateur trio of Mark Donohue, Dick Holp and Richard Fraser.

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