Hirst Races Home at Royal Ascot
Louis Hirst won the Royal Ascot Cup by a short head from amateur Eoin Leonard in a closely fought battle to the finish, with Hirst on 8 under par and Leonard closing fast on 7 under par.
Louis Hirst opened proceedings on the first day with a spectacular 7 under par 63, that had 9 birdies on the card, marred only by an unfortunate double bogey on the troublesome twelfth.
This gave Hirst a 3 shot cushion over Jack Slater, Billy Watson and Jack Yule, with the eventual runner up Leonard a further shot behind, along with Steve Surry and Jamie Moul
Another highlight on the first day, was the Hole in One on the 230-yard par 3 first by Ryan Thomas, who went on to record a solid one over par 71.
On the second day it was a nip and tuck affair, with Leonard reaching the turn in 3 under par, to put him 6 under for the tournament and when Hirst, in the final group. double bogied the tenth hole, Leonard was in the lead.
Then Hirst gathered his senses and birdied thirteen, fourteen and fifteen for a slender one-shot lead and with steady pars over the last 3 holes he managed to cross the line.
The Pro-am that preceded the main tournament was a great success with two Cumberwell Park professionals picking up the spoils.
Ryan Smith brought home the winning team of, “The Sunday Golfers”, who scored an excellent 90 points and Steve Surry won the individual prize, with a superb 5 under par 65.
The course was in excellent condition thanks to the hard work of course manager, Ian Hockley and his dedicated team and as usual the hospitality shown to all of us and the players in the clubhouse was brilliant and we would un-reservedly recommend it as a, “must play”, stop on your golfing calendar.
It was good to get another new winner on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, who continue to give aspiring professionals the opportunity to develop their game in competition with their peers.
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