Hogarty Swallows up the opposition at Magnolia Park!

South African born Tyler Hogarty gobbled up the course and the opposition in a blistering first round of 9 under par 64 on by no means an easy test of golf at Magnolia Park.

Hogarty’s impeccable card was made up of 7 birdies and an Eagle on the par 5 eighth hole which catapulted him into a 3 shot lead over Nick Jones who is now starting to show some form on tour.

Close behind Jones sat Nick Lofthouse and the redoubtable Wentworth journeyman, Simon Griffiths, both on 6 under the card and with a lot of experience in the chasing pack the leaders would have to be wary of any slip-ups on the second day.

 

Magnolia Winner, Tyler Hogarty

On the second day Craig Adams made a significant effort to catch the leading groups by carding a superb 7 under par 66 but sat in the clubhouse regretting his one over par 74 effort in the first round.

 

Prolific winner Martin Sell posted a fine 5 under par 68 to tie Adams for the clubhouse lead but with the news that a very focused Hogarty was moving along nicely at 10 under par with 7 holes to play it was felt that the game was up for the hopeful pair.

Neither Griffiths nor Lofthouse could seem to get things going on the final day, and in the end neither of them proved to be a threat to Hogarty’s impressive march to a well-deserved victory.

Hogarty eventually stood on the eighteenth tee with a very comfortable 6 shot lead and baring a complete disaster the win was his for the taking.

Hogarty did however prove he was human with a final bogey to reduce his winning margin to only 5 shots but it was more than good enough to secure the first prize cheque for £4,000.

Magnolia Park is undergoing a revival of fortunes with a new on-site Hotel under construction, which should be completed in November and improvements being made to the course it will be the place to play and stay.

The Portugal Masters

Things are hotting up to grab a life-changing place to decide the winner of a Portugal Masters spot in 2015.

This is how it works:

The top 30 players on the Jamega Tour Order of Merit, which started at Aldwickbury Park and the top 30 players from the Algarve Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit that starts on the seventh of November, in Portugal, will all play in a Championship, also in Portugal, to decide the winner of a place in The Portugal Masters.

Spaces are limited in the Algarve Pro Golf Tour events to just 50 Pro’s and there are some 16 to 18 players already registered to play in each of the 15 events.

So if you want the chance to play in The Portugal Masters you had better start playing the remaining Jamega Tour events in the UK and get your entry into the Algarve Pro Golf Tour tournaments pronto!!