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Oliver Farr wins Jamega Pro Golf Tour event at Burghill
June 13, 2012

Burghill Valley Golf Club played host for the first time to one of the 2012 Jamega Pro Golf Tour two day UK tournaments, on Monday 4 th and Tuesday 5th June.

With an entry list which included Paul Streeter who finished tied 21st in The BMW PGA at Wentworth and Asian Tour member Nick Redfern it was set to be a strong field .

Former Coventry City football Professional, Liam Robinson took the lead on the first day with 7 birdies on his almost perfect scorecard and just a solitary bogey to finish with a 6 under par score of 65.

Local player Oliver Farr from Worcester Golf and Country Club narrowly missed catching up with Robinson finishing day one 5 under par alongside Nick Redfern.

A total of 21 players broke par on the first day providing an interesting final day with no obvious predicted winner, however the rain and strong winds was a test of skill and determination for the leaders.

Following on from his solid round on day one, Liam Robinson looked like he was on his way to victory when he reached 9 under par for the tournament after 26 holes. Ian Brown from Burghill, was well in sight of Robinson's score reaching 7 under par after 29 holes, however a run of bogeys for both players on the back nine left Brown 1 over for the tournament and Robinson in tied forth position with 2 under par.

Mark Laskey from Brocket Hall was the only challenger who patiently played his round without dropping too many shots and despite an unlucky double bogey on the 13 th he posted a final score of 5 under par for the tournament to take the clubhouse lead.

Having had a slow start to his final round, Oliver Farr looked slightly unsteady after consecutive bogies on the 11th and 12th , but a birdie on the 13th got him back to within one shot of Laskey. Farr followed his birdie with 3 solid pars and then another birdie on the 17th to equal Laskey with one to play.

On the 18th green, Farr's penultimate shot rolled up to within a couple of feet of the hole to the rapturous applause from his supporters and club members. Farr duly tapped in the putt to win his first Professional event by a single shot from the disappointed Laskey.

Oliver Farr, whose amateur career included being selected for the Walker Cup Squad in 2011 before turning pro, was delighted to win his first Professional Tour event at his home club in front of his supporters and club members and a cheque for £4,000 was a great start to his career.

Farr thanked his family and the Burghill members, for their support and had a special mention for his dad, Graham, who has caddied for K. J. Choi in the past, thanking him for his help in adjusting to the professional game.

The course at Burghill Valley, situated just 4 miles outside Hereford, provided the most fantastically conditioned greens and fairways, seldom seen outside of a main tour event and this is due entirely to Head Green Keeper Steve and his team who done a fabulous job.

Nick Hitchings club Manager said, "Thanks to the hard work of our Staff and Members, we were delighted with all the positive feedback we received in hosting our first ever Jamega Tour event at Burghill Valley ."

Upcoming events at Burghill Valley later this year include the Junior Open on Friday 3rd August and a Pro-Am competition on Sunday 12th August.

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