Waugh wins Tour Championship

Brampton’s Phil Waugh brought down the curtain on the North East & North West PGA circuit’s professional tournaments for 2022 with victory in the delayed Tour Championship at Matfen Hall.

Pushed back to the end of the season, the delay and tough conditions didn’t stop Phil and Matfen-based John Harrison from posting two under-par rounds of 70 to force a sudden death playoff. At the par five first, Phil’s eagle putt came to rest on the edge of the hole and when John failed to convert his birdie chance, the tap-in four was enough for Phil to lift the trophy.

Meanwhile, the final two UK-based pro ams of the circuit’s season produced a pair of winning duos.

At a breezy Rockliffe Hall, James Maw and Kieran Graham both shot superb five under-par rounds for 41 stableford points and a share of the winner’s cheque. A group of five players finished four shots back in a tie for third place as Aaron Cox led his team to victory with 86 stableford points.

North of the border, DP World Tour player Garrick Porteous and James Wilson could not be separated at the top of the leaderboard at Fairmont St Andrews as both players posted six under-par totals. In the team event, Craig Goodfellow led his team to victory with a 22 under-par total of 166 points.