Morpeth Golf Club edge epic four-team play-off to win SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge

Morpeth Golf Club edge epic four-team play-off to win SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge


A mammoth play-off battle on a dramatic final day at PGA National Italy saw Morpeth Golf Club duo David Clark and Steve Redpath (amateur) claim the SkyCaddie Pro-Captain Challenge title.

Clark and Redpatch scored an astounding 46 points in round two, beating their opening round score by nine shots.

The team from Northumberland were five shots back from round one leaders Kedleston Park at the start of the day and found themselves positioned last after the first round.

However, the pair did not drop a shot in round two and once all regulation play was completed, found themselves in a four-way tie for the lead on 83 points with Baberton Golf Club, Vale of Llangollen and Kedleston Park.

In the play-off, the four teams were split into two and played each hole in regulation, waiting for the group behind to finish before moving on to the next hole. The team of Vale of Llangollen Golf Club bogeyed the opening hole, while Kedleston narrowly missed a birdie putt and tapped in the par putt, to make it a three-way battle.

However, Baberton’s PGA Professional Jordan Gallagher holed a fantastic birdie putt to eliminate Team Kedleston, meaning that Morpeth Captain Redpath needed to two putt for a nett birdie to extend the bout to the 38th hole. The ball dropped and just two teams remained walking onto the difficult par-three second.

Once again it was a battle between Gallagher and Redpath as both hit the green on the second hole. Both players hit great putts, which were unfortunate not to drop, but Redpath had a shot thanks to his handicap. He was able to clean up a three-foot finishing putt, which began the celebrations.

Speaking about the winning putt, Redpath said: “I was very, very nervous. I did not want to let us down and just wanted to get it over with, thankfully I was able to hole the putt.”

He continued: “I have had a fantastic year as captain and this has just capped it off completely.”

PGA Professional Clark hailed his club captain’s performance, adding: “Right from the start of the qualifier Steve has played great and deserves this after a fantastic year.”

All week, every team has used the SkyCaddie SX550 Tourbook to navigate PGA National Italy with precision.

Clark explained the importance of the championship sponsors stating: “Especially not knowing the course, having the pins mapped out and distances to lay ups, carries has been very beneficial to us and a massive thanks to SkyCaddie for supporting the event again. It has been a fantastic few days.”

CLICK HERE to view a final list of scores from the 2022 SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge Grand Final.

This year's event was supported by Asbri Golf and Prostate Cancer UK.


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