In a day of disappointment and jubilation at a wet and windy Belfry, PGA West Region Members Chris Gill (Exeter GCC) and Stuart Little (Minchinhampton) both qualified to represent the GB & I PGA Cup side against the PGA of America side this coming September.
Exeter’s Chris Gill had his chances to take the PGA’s flagship title but his 75 in the tough conditions saw him slip back into a tie for 4th. He played alongside the eventual Champion Craig Goodfellow in the final group. Goodfellowwho was one of the few players to shot under par on the day to finish the Championship on 281, 7 under par, in turn making history as the first player to win the PGA Assistants Championship and subsequently win the PGA Professional Championship.
It was an agonising day for Wessex Golf Centre’s Michael Watson who’s 2 over par round left him tied for 6th position in the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship and in a 5 way playoff for the remaining PGA Cup team places. Sadly for the West Region Captain he was eliminated from the sudden death playoff at the first playoff hole.
The trip to California will be some consolation for Gill and Little who also managed an under par final round of 71 to tie for 15th in the Championship alongside Downes Crediton’s Barry Austin. Little came close to winning the PGA Professional Championship last year gaining enough points for qualification to the team.
Well done Gilly!!!!!
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