Ferrie’s tour de force

Ken Ferrie returned to Le Golf National and put together an emphatic 10-shot victory in the Albatross Events Ryder Cup Anniversary Pro Am.

Ken, who finished third in the Open de France in 2002 at Le Golf National and competed in several European Tour events at the course, led the field of 32 professionals from across the UK with a three-round score of 10 under-par (118 points).

Ken, who plays out of Matfen Hall, said: “I was really excited to get a chance to go back to my favourite golf course in the world, and a course where I’ve had some success in the past. To play as well as I did over the three days and win the event was really the icing on the cake.

“I’ve got some great memories of Le Golf National going back nearly 20 years and it always feels like a real privilege to play there. To win there is a big highlight of the season for me. I played some good golf and it felt like rolling back the clock a little bit – being back at that course and playing some really high quality golf.

“It was good fun to watch the French Open a couple of weeks later and see where I’d played shots differently to some of the best players in Europe. I’m playing well at the moment, we’ll see what the next few months hold going forward.”

Ken also won the professionals’ nearest the pin competition as Colin Swanston won the amateur competition. In the team event, Burstwick Country Golf Club’s Matt Daley led the team of Michael Orange, Robert Orange and Ian Watson from Sweets Galore to the title. 

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