Scott Fallon left it until the last minute to win the Stock Brook Manor Cup from Jack Colegate by a single shot with a birdie on the thirty-sixth hole in a thrilling climax.
Day one at Stock Brook produced seven under par 65’s from three players, Scott Fallon, Peter Williamson and Patrick Ruff.
Fallon was one of the early starters and he set the benchmark at 7 under with a round that began with a bogey but then Fallon scorched through the next ten holes in seven under par.
Another blot on the card came at the fifteenth where Fallon harvested another unwelcomed bogey but then he recovered his position with two birdies in the last three holes.
Ruff came in later on in the day to equal Fallon’s score and a blistering 5 birdies in the last nine holes certainly helped towards his score of 65.
Hot on Ruffs heels came Williamson, whose front nine of 6 under par 30, left scorch marks on the course and only a double bogey on the eleventh quenched the flames of an otherwise spectacular round of golf.
With over half the field scoring par or better, the second day was going to be a test of nerve for the leaders and a day for taking the bull by the horns for the pursuers.
Indications of another low scoring day arrived in the form of a 6 under par 66 from Jack South, who took the clubhouse lead, probably only for a short while though.
Meanwhile out on the course after 27 holes, Fallon and Ruff were back pedalling with each of them dropping back to 5 under par, whilst David Dixon and Jack Colegate picked up shots to get to 5 under and into the mix.
David Dixon improved again in the home stretch and set the clubhouse lead at 6 under par, just one shot ahead of Will Brown, who finished Birdie, Birdie, Eagle for his 5 under total. So, it was just a matter of Dixon waiting to see if that was going to be good enough.
Dixons lead was short-lived however because Colegate birdied the last 2 holes to shade him by a single shot, while in the final group of the day Williamson was having a day to forget, Ruff was hanging on and birdied the last to tie Dixon on 6 under.
Fallon was level with Colegate on 7 under with just one hole to play and to his delight he managed to squeeze a birdie 4 out of the par five to win by a single shot for the £3,500 winners cheque.