Great Brittain boosts chances of successful Order of Merit title defence

Great Brittain boosts chances of successful Order of Merit title defence

15/09/2020

Jamie Brittain boosted his chances of topping the PGA Midlands Order of Merit for the second successive year by winning the Midland Professional Championship at Moseley Golf Club.

Brittain, who is attached to the Matthew Lea Golf Centre, Telford, was the only player in the 69-strong field to break par in both rounds but was trailing Matthew Fieldsend after the first of them.

Fieldsend, the 2017 PGA Assistants’ Championship winner who represents Drayton Park Golf Club, Staffordshire, led Brittain by a shot after his two-under par negotiation of the Birmingham course.

However, he was unable to maintain the momentum on day two when scoring appeared to become easier.

Whereas Fieldsend followed up with a four-over-par round of 74 to finish 11th, nine of the 30 who made the cut broke par. Not least Brittain.

He responded to the early setback of a bogey at the par-four third with a quartet of birdies in the next nine holes to go four-under for the tournament.

Two more birdies both offset by bogeys ensured he remained on four-under to finish three shots clear of Cosby Golf Club’s Craig Shave and Cameron Hoggarth to claim the £900 winner’s cheque.

In addition, Brittain earned 270 Order of Merit points and is on 460, 10 clear of Beedles Lake Golf Club’s Matt Cort who picked up 180 for finishing tied-fourth on level-par. Andy Willey of Oakmere Golf Club lies third on 420.

Full scores be accessed here

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