Macgregor wins but MyJoy for Lowe


Alexander MacGregor shot an impressively consistent three-under-par 69 to win the last event of the Titleist & FootJoy PGA South Winter Series - the Assistants & Trainees BetterBall Pro-Am at Farnham GC in Surrey.

With victories at Stoneham and Prince's, and a second and third placing at Wentworth and The Berkshire, the overall Winter Series Order of Merit title goes to Michael Lowe (Leatherhead) who wins an additional £250, plus a custom fitting for a pair of FootJoy MyJoy golf shoes and one of the latest Titleist drivers.

MacGregor's bogey-free performance edged out Guy Woodman's (East Berks) two-under-par 70 to take home the individual winner's cheque for £400 and the ball, glove and shoe contract from Titleist & FootJoy for also being leading Assistant.

Woodman shot five birdies including a charge from the fifth to seventh of three, two, three, but dropped shots on the 15th and 17th left him trailing in second place.

In third place on 71, Ben O'Dell (Best4Balls) shot three birdies and an eagle, but four dropped shots spoiled his chances.

MacGregor was delighted with his win, saying: "After a fourth place at the Virgin Atlantic Order of Merit Q School the other week at Bletchingley and now this result at Farnham on a very windy day, starting the season well is a real boost and confirms I'm doing the right thing swing-wise.

"My short game was pretty sharp, and while I hit 15 greens in regulation, I made three good up and downs to either save par or make birdies.

"Farnham's greens were very good, quite quick and took me a couple of holes to get used to, but I won here two years ago and it's a course where I just feel very comfortable.

"Of course the strong wind made things interesting, but coming from Cornwall you get used to it and for me it added to the fun factor, as well as providing a bit more of a challenge!"

The tournament also kicked off the 2013 Nikon PGA South Assistants & Trainees Order of Merit with the next event being The Golf College Challenge on Wednesday 19 June at Lindfield GC, East Sussex.

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