Its Abbott Again!
Jamie Abbott continued his amazing run of form to win the Luton Hoo Trophy by an amazing 7 shots from David Dixon and William Symons.
In the first round Abbott equaled the current course record with a stunning 9 under par 64 and the proceeded to equal it again in the second round to leave the rest of the field trailing in his wake.
In the first round his closest rivals, James Ruebotham and Jimmy Mullen got to within 2 shots of him, with William Symons a further shot back and it looked all set for a ding, dong battle on the second day.
The hottest new kid on the block, Marcus Sewell, shot out of the blocks and reached 8 under par for the round after 11 holes to get to within 4 shots of Abbott but then the realisation of what he was doing in his first professional tournament hit home and he drifted out of contention.
Previous tour winner, George Mullins, made a “Hole in One” on the fourth hole to win a special award of £100.
Dixon, who has started to find a bit of form of late, added a 6 under par 67 to his first round 68 and finished tied for second place with Symons on 11 under par
Abbotts only mistake of the tournament came at the twelfth hole, where he made his only bogey of the tournament but still continued to set a low scoring record for the tour, of 18 under par.
Abbott also sealed his place at the top of the first mini Order of merit to win a FREE Season on the Portugal Pro Golf for the 2017/2018 season.
The second mini Order of Merit begins at The Wychwood next week and will run for four tournaments, where another free place on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour for the 2017/2018 season will be the prize.
Luton Hoo was in stunning condition with the greens running fast and true thanks to the hard work put in by all the green keeping staff and of course Country Club manager, Mark Brierton.
The very attentive staff, for which nothing was too much trouble, made the whole experience a pleasure for both us and the players and we are looking forward to returning next year.