Friday, April 27, 2012


Cawder's Chris Kelly birdied the 11th, 13th and 18th for a second-round 70 and a level-par total of 144 to win £2,100 for joint third place in the opening event of the PGA EuroPro Tour, the Motacaddy Masters at Wensum Valley, Norfolk.
The fast-finishing Scot finished only one shot behind two Englishmen, Dan Seymour (71-72) and Liam Burns (73-70) who played off for the £10,000 first prize. Seymour triumphed in the play-off at the second extra hole. Burns pay slip amounted to £5,000.
Duncan Stewart (Grantown on Spey), who has sold shares in himself for the season, earned £340 for a joint 22nd finished on 148 (74-74). His second round included double bogey 6s at the 10th and 11th but he went on to birdie the 12th, 14th and 17th.
Elliot Saltman (Archerfield Links) and John Gallagher (Swanston) earned £247.50 each for joint 38th place on 150. Saltman shot 74-76, Gallagher a pair of 75s with a double bogey at the 10th in his second round.
Wallace Booth (Comrie) finished joint 44th on 151 (75-76) for which he earned £217.50. The money won't be as important to the Perthshire man as staying fit through two rounds after a year out with a shoulder injury.
Wales-based Paul Doherty finished joint 51st on 153 (75-78) and earned £190 while Shaun McAllister (Craigielaw) was last of the seven Scots who made it through to the end of the weather-truncated tournament. He shot 75-81 for 156 and a share of 55th place, earning £172.50.

PGA EUROPRO TOUR - Motacaddy Masters
Wensum Valley GC, Norfolk
Par 144 (2x72)
143 Dan Seymour (Eng) 71 72, Liam Burns (Eng) 73 70 (Seymour, £10,000, bt Burns, £5,000, at second hole of play-off).
144 Chris Kelly (Cawder) 74 70, Will Roebuck (Eng) 71 73 (£2,100 each).
148 Duncan Stewart (Grantown on Spey) 74 74 (T22) (£340).
150 Elliot Saltman (Archerfield Links) 74 76k Johnb gallagher (Swanston) 75 75 (T38) (£247.50 each).
151 Wallace Booth (Comrie) 75 76 (T44) (£217.50
153 Paul Doherty (Vale Hotel) 75 78 (T51) (£190).
156 Shaun McAllister (Craigielaw) 75 81 (T55) (£172.50).


Dan Seymour won the opening event of the 2012 PGA EuroPro Tour after a dramatic play-off against Liam Burns in the Motocaddy Masters at Wensum Valley.
Seymour (Newbury Golf Centre) shot a final-round of 72 to tie for the lead with Burns (Sundridge Park) but could have avoided the play-off had he holed a short-distance putt on the 18th.
With the top two tied on one under Seymour and Burns headed to the 18th tee for a sudden-death play-off but when both hit five they had to jump in a buggy to play the hole again.
With the rain which had caused the tournament to be reduced to 36 holes earlier in the week making a return, Seymour birdied his second play-off attempt at the 18th after Burns had missed a tricky putt to match his competitor's score.
It was a gripping finale to the opening event of the Tour season and speaking after collecting his cheque, Seymour explained his belief that a good attitude in bad weather had contributed to his victory.
"When you play in bad weather it is more about your attitude than it is anything else," he said. "Everybody who entered here can play the game to a high standard - that is why they are here.
"I don't mind playing in the bad weather because it is about how you deal with it when the rain does come down heavy. That said, I had a bad finish to my first round; I was five under with three to play when we had a rain delay. I went back out and ended one under for the round!"
Seymour played the final round with the leading overnight group. But as they fell away from contention Seymour was able to remain focussed and claim his place in the play-off.
"The two lads I was playing weren't doing as well as they would have hoped," he explained. "So as it happened I wasn't too worried about their score it was more about what the other groups were doing.
"The leaderboard still showed there was people level par, people one under, and it wasn't the guys I was playing with. That was probably a good thing as I was able to focus more on my own game rather than what those in my group were doing. My coach said I need to focus on my own thing and if that is enough at the end then that is great; today it was.
"I started to think about winning it about 14th and it was on that hole that I made a bogey. I was two under at that point and thought if I made birdie I would be up there. I hit a good shot into the green on 15 and I saw I was one behind as we walked down and that was a good thing as I thought 'I'm not defending, I've got to go after that score'."



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