Gaunt sprints home for Jamega opener

Burhill pro birdies the last for narrow one-shot victory at The Bedford

Golfmagic
Wed, 29 Feb 2012

Gaunt sprints home for Jamega opener

European Tour pro Daniel Gaunt claimed the first event of the Jamega Pro Golf Tour Winter Series following a flawless round of 66 at The Bedford Golf Club.

The Australian, out of Burhill Golf Club in Surrey, birdied the par-4 last for a narrow one-shot victory over English duo Dan Brooks and Dane Bairstow at the 18-hole event.

“Making a few putts was nice,” said the World No.340, who raced home with five birdies on the back nine.

“I putted well, particularly down the last nine holes. I have been working really hard on my short game, which has paid off.”

Simon Lilly, who fired a course record 59 the last time he played the Great Denham course in November, finished a further stroke back in tied fourth alongside four other Englishmen including former European Ryder Cup star Paul Broadhurst and European Tour rookie Andrew Johnston.

Having set the standard for the rest of the season, the Jamega Pro Golf Tour Winter Series, in association with Titleist and FootJoy, will continue on March 1 at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.

For more information visit www.jamegatour.co.uk

Jamega Pro Golf Tour Winter Series - The Bedford - Final Leaderboard

-6 Daniel Gaunt (Aus)
-5 Dan Brooks, Dane Bairstow (Eng)
-4 Paul Broadhurst, Andrew Johnston, Simon Lilly, James Hepworth, Paul Maddy (Eng)

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