Adam Wootton posted a 5 beneath par spherical of the day earlier than defeating Man Woodman in a play-off at Prince’s Golf Membership, Sandwich, to win the PGA Kent Open Championship supported by ARC.
The event on the former Open Championship venue was performed over the Shore and Dunes programs and was the third CK Services Administration PGA South Order of Advantage occasion of the season. Wootton, who represents Core Golf Ltd and performed within the 2011 Open Championship at close by Royal St George’s, had begun the second and ultimate spherical six pictures off the lead.
Nevertheless, he ended it stage with ProAgenda.com’s Woodman and claimed the £2,000 winner’s cheque on the first play-off gap. The victory elevates him to 3rd within the CK Facilities Management PGA South Order of Merit whereas Woodman has changed Lewis Atkinson in pole place. Atkinson had led the event at the beginning of the ultimate day, his 4 beneath par 68 giving him a one-shot benefit over a congested leaderboard. However the 42-year-old, who gained the earlier Order of Merit event at Cuddington Golf Club, was unable to copy that and ended tied-fourth after posting a 3 over par spherical of 75. Wootton, against this, fired three birdies within the first 5 holes to halve the six-shot deficit and go one-under for the event.
The 34-year-old had teed off nearly an hour-and-a-half earlier than the pacemakers and birdies on the 13th after which the par-three 17th made him the clubhouse chief at three-under. Round 45 minutes later, he could be joined by Woodman, who was additionally solely one in all 5 gamers to interrupt par on a troublesome day across the 7,029-yard hyperlinks structure. His efficiency was all of the extra spectacular as he completed with three birdies and an eagle in his final seven holes to maneuver from two over to 3 beneath and a sudden demise showdown with Wootton. That occurred on the Dunes course and Wootton prevailed on the par-four first courtesy of an aesthetic chip from the sting of the inexperienced to arrange the par he wanted for victory. The win was Wootton’s second of 2021, following his Badgemore Park Professional-Am success.