Sheridan-Mills Loves a Challenge
It was appropriate that a “Brummie”, Henry Sheridan-Mills, should win, “wire to wire”, at Sandwell Park, which is a stone’s throw from West Bromwich Albion’s ground, The Hawthorns, with two impeccable rounds of 5 under par, for the winning 10 under par total. On the first day, Sheridan-Mill led Michael Watson, Jamie Abbott and Jamie Dick by two shots going into the second round and they in turn led the amateur, Freddie Macarthur and Jack Clarkson by one shot, so all to play for on the final day. As usual the scoring improved in the second round as typified by Liam Robinson, who posted a 6-shot improvement with a 6 under par 66 to take the clubhouse lead on 6 under par. Later in the day Clarkson joined Robinson on 6 under, adding a 4 under par 67 to his first round 69 and so the pair would now have a short wait for the final group to appear and decide their fate. Abbott consigned Robinson and Clarkson to a share of third place when he carded a final round 4 under par 67 to post a final score of 7 under par but with a majestic 10 under par total, Sheridan-Mills was the worthy winner. So, Sheridan Mills not only won himself a winner’s cheque for £3,500 but also a Challenge Tour start, which could prove invaluable to him on the road to golfing fame and fortune. This was our fist visit to Sandwell Park and all were mightily impressed with the course condition and preparation, overseen by Head greenkeeper Rob Lydon. That, coupled with the help of head professional, Rich Prophet and the tremendous hospitality given to the players and the Jamega staff make it a must stop for the golfing explorer.