Wallis and Godwin prove teamwork makes the dream work at Carden Park

Wallis and Godwin prove teamwork makes the dream work at Carden Park


PGA Cup 2019 team-mates Richard Wallis (Canterbury Golf Club) and Jordan Godwin (Rochester and Cobham Golf Club) won a dramatic play-off to claim the Golfbreaks PGA Fourball Championship title at Carden Park.

A final round of 64 gave Wallis and Godwin a score of -27 for the week, which put them level with Alexander MacGregor (Addington Court Golf Club) and Ian Campbell (Hadden Hill Golf Club).

But it was the PGA Cup duo who were able to birdie the first play-off hole to win the event at the Cheshire venue.

The pair know the value of teamwork and after finishing runners-up in last year’s championship, and starting the final day as leaders, they were determined to go one better and claim first prize this time round.

Wallis commented: “Last year we finished runners up, didn’t get it done in the last few holes and today, we were actually in a pretty similar position.

“Scoring, as we predicted was fantastic, we were a couple behind with a few holes to go, and Jordan made a heroic birdie on 16, we par’d 17 and then we had to birdie 18 to get into the play off – luckily both of us hit it pretty much on the green and had a couple of eagle chances, so it was a really strong finish and then going into the play off and making birdie on the 10th, which is a hole that we’ve actually struggled a little on. We birdied it for the first time today and then again in the play off, so we’re really pleased.”

Half-way through the back nine, Wallis and Godwin weren’t sure if they’d be in with a chance, after strong charges from a number of pairings saw a pair of 60’s posted, by last year’s winners, Matt Mosely (Tenby Golf Club) and Richard James (Tour Fit Golf), who sat -22 for the week, and Alexander MacGregor and Ian Campbell’s, which out them on -27 as the clubhouse leaders.

Godwin said: “We saw the scoreboard on the 15th tee and I had a 10-foot birdie putt up the hill which I left short and I thought, ‘that might be it now’, but I made quite a good birdie on 16, which has been a tricky hole all week. Rich hit a great putt on 17 and a world-class drive on 18, which just missed the flag so, we’re over the moon.”

Going down the 18th hole, Godwin and Wallis knew they had to make a birdie 3 to secure a play-off and an eagle 2 to win. With both driving the green and giving themselves eagle chances, they certainly took it down to the wire, but a play-off on hole 10 ensued.

Wallis was thrilled that his playing partner secured their play-off winning birdie: He added: “I was happy with the tee shot, it was quite straight forward, upwind right, hit it straight into the fairway, Jordan missed into the left edge of the trees, but luckily enough had a shot. I hit it into 2 and a half feet from the pin and Jordan managed to get the ball into almost exactly the same position as where we’ve been in regulation, so we knew the putt and he deserved to hole it, because he’s been great all week, so I’m really pleased that he made the birdie in the play-off – it’s awesome.”

CLICK HERE to view a full list of scoring from the Golfbreaks PGA Fourball Championship.


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