Davies wins third PGA pro-am of season at Sheringham

Chase Davies won last week's PGA pro-am at Sheringham Golf Club. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Chase Davies won last week's PGA pro-am at Sheringham Golf Club. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Archant

Chase Davies produced the only sub par round of the day to win the third Norfolk PGA pro-am of the year at Sheringham Golf Club.

The Marriott Sprowston Manor professional went round in one under 69 to pip Great Yarmouth and Caister's Ian Ellis to the top prize by a single shot.

There were no fireworks from Davies on the front nine as he turned in one over but he then came home in impressive fashion to secure his first title of 2017.

For the first time in a long while they were no shared positions amongst the prize-winners, with the leading players evenly spaced out.

Home professional Mike Jubb claimed third position two shots behind Ellis, while last week's winner Matthew Gardner (Barnham Broom) was fourth on 73, one ahead of Rob Wilkinson (Norfolk Family Golf).

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It was also clear-cut in the 26-strong team competition, with no countbacks required. At eight under the team led by Denver Golf Centre professional Jason Groat came in one shot ahead of Ollie Cribb (Gorleston), with host professional Jubb's team one shot further back.

Full details: 132 Jason Groat with Nigel Wagg, Cass Singleton and Joel Wagg, 133 Ollie Cribb (Gorleston) with Ray Thompson, Ben Lewty and Dan Crasby, 134 Mike Jubb with Darren Messenger, John Lawrence and Paul Wharton, 135 Chase Davis with Tom Robinson, Gareth Ducker and Arron Stuttard.

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Nearest the pin: 8th Chris White, 11th Tom Fitchew.

The weather was fine for the event but typically for March there was a stiff southerly wind cutting across most fairways, which made it challenging for the players on a course that was in great condition.

After three PGA Norfolk Order of Merit events there is a familiar name at the top of the standings, with Ellis leading the way on 23 points, but he already has a close challenge with Gardner just two behind.

Other scorers: Chase Davis 12, Nic Cains (Swaffham) 10, Mike Jubb (Sheringham) 6, Jason Groat (Denver Golf Centre) 4, Alex Beckett (Bawburgh Family Golf) 4, James Yemc (Hunstanton) 4, Mark Spooner (Bawburgh) 4, Rob Wilkinson (Bawburgh Family Golf) 2.

The next event is at Swaffham Golf Club this Friday.

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