It was a case of horses for courses at last week's IFX Payments Championship at Brocket Hall as both Todd Clements and Mark Laskey used home club knowledge to their advantage to race to the top of the PGA Europro Tour money list and Cobra Puma NXT LVL money list respectively.
Brocket Hall-attached player Clements fired a pair of 68s before closing with a 67 to see out a two-stroke victory on 16-under par in the season opening event on the 2019 PGA Europro Tour, a win that sees the Englishman bank a cheque of £10,000.
England's Andrew Wilson flew through the pack with an exceptional 8-under 65 to take solo second on 14-under par, with Scotland's Conor O'Neil a further stroke back in third after closing with a 66.
Today’s @PGAEuroProTour lineup for the season opener. Check out our match day NXT LVL Academy squad for this week’s IFX Payments Championship Brocket Hall. #NXTLVL #KINGofSPEED pic.twitter.com/NTPVi9vWGd— COBRA Golf UK (@cobragolfuk) May 22, 2019
One of Cobra Puma Golf's added incentives for its 13 NXT LVL Academy players - a group of stars that GolfMagic is following closely this season - is a separate money list for their staff players of which Brocket Hall-based player Laskey was the first to stamp his authority on the CPG NXT LVL Order of Merit following his tie for 23rd
Laskey moved into contention for the title on Friday, getting himself up into the top 10, but the 66/1 GolfMagic pick unfortunately faded away on the back nine. Nevertheless, home-field advantage paid dividends for the Welshman and he hits the front ahead of England's Sam Forgan, who finished in a tie for 31st.
Check out the current Cobra Puma NXT LVL money list as it stands here...
Great first @PGAEuroProTour event of the season at @BrocketHall @MarkLaskey1 takes the lead in the NXT LVL Order of Merit in association with @modestgolf— COBRA Golf UK (@cobragolfuk) May 25, 2019
Race on to Tour Champs!#NXTLVL pic.twitter.com/utx1yaRLFa
Next up on the PGA Europro Tour is The Matchroom Sport Championship at Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow, starting on Wednesday through to Friday. GolfMagic's Andy and Jack make their picks for this week's tournament below (swipe across to view the full post)...
PGA EuroPro Tour Betting Tips our latest betting tips series in partnership with @cobragolf @pumagolf continues! This week’s event is the Matchroom Sport Championship at Harleyford Golf Club. Can one of the NXT LVL Academy boys get the job done? Check out Jack and Andy’s picks for this week...