Steve Surry finished Birdie, Birdie to force a play-off with Liam Robinson for The Lingfield Park Cup, in which Surry prevailed for a well-deserved win.
Round one at Lingfield Park did not give us the low scoring that has been enjoyed at recent tournaments but non the less there were four players tied on 4 under the card.
Will Heffernan, Liam Robinson, Louis Hirst and South Africa’s Lyle Rowe negotiated the course in fine style to establish a one-shot lead over Dan Smith and Alasdair Plumb, so the second day should be very interesting.
On the second day there was a marginal improvement in the scoring with Patrick Ruff posting a 4 under par 68 for a 4 under par total as the clubhouse target.
Steve Surry, however, soon obliterated that target carding a 7 under par 65 for a new top of the table score of 8 under par so it would be a bit of a wait for Surry to see what the leaders were up to.
Surry was soon joined by Robinson, who added another 4 under par 68 to his first-round score to also reach 8 under par, so it looked for all the world like being a play-off.
Neither Heffernan, Hirst or Rowe, in final group, could challenge Surry and Robinson’s total so after the dead heat, it was off to the par 5 Eighteenth to start the play-off.
It was all over very quickly when Surry holed a 3-footer for birdie and was the delighted to receive the winner’s cheque for £3,500.
Head Greenkeeper, Greg Milton and his team did a wonderful job in presenting the course to everyone’s satisfaction and hospitality in the clubhouse was also excellent, as usual and the on-site accommodation is superb, so if you are looking for golf, racing, or indeed both, Lingfield is a must for you.