Head's cruising

Sam and Jo Head move into the last sixteen at the Sunningdale Foursomes

Martin Park
Thu, 23 Mar 2000
Head's cruising

Samantha and Johanna Head took advantage of receiving six shots from European Tour pro Tony Johnstone and his partner Keith Maxwell, the host club's pro, beating them 5&4 in the third round of the Sunningdale foursomes.

The identical twins move into the last 16 of the historical tournament and must be among the favourites to win. The shot that clinched the match was an outrageous pitch over a bunker on the 14th hole for an eagle three, net two. Johnstone and Maxwell were so stunned that they didn't even realise that the match was over.

Another European tour professional, Paul McGinley also lost on the final hole to a birdie putt. McGinley and partner Steve Flanagan from St George's Hill bowed out to Steve Wild and Phil Smith.

But the best win of the day came form Neil Hansen and Darren Paris, who gave ten shots to the experienced amateur paring of Fiona Brown and Becky Morgan, who romped to a 7&5 win themselves in the first round. But Brown and Morgan received a sound thrashing from Hansen and Paris, who shot 63, winning on the 11th.