It's Joy for Luke at Lingfield

Luke Joy (Remedy Oak) returned to the winner’s enclosure with a one-shot victory over Sam Buss (Positive Impact Golf) and Steve Surry (Cumberwell Park) at Lingfield with a 6 under par total of 138.

Buss and the young Korean, Matthew Choi, led after the first day, both tied on 4 under par and they headed up four players on 2 under par including the eventual winner, Joy.

On the second day Joy made his intentions clear when he came racing out of the blocks and was 3 under par after just 4 holes, but a slight setback with a bogey on the fifth hole slowed him down slightly.

It was nip and tuck for most of the afternoon for the leaders but deeper into the pack Steve Surry was gaining on the leaders and with a fine 4 under par 68 added to his one under par first round he established the clubhouse lead.

However, it was Joy who maintained his form throughout the afternoon and a final hole birdie saw him overtake Surry at the line.

In the final group, only Buss could catch Joy with an eagle at the last but it was not to be and a birdie saw him finish on 5 under par and in a tie with Surry for second place.

Given the unusual weather conditions that have prevailed over the last few weeks, Head Greenkeeper, Greg Milton and his team did a wonderful job in presenting the course to everyone’s satisfaction.

Hospitality in the clubhouse was excellent as usual and the on-site accommodation is superb, so if you are looking for golf, racing, or indeed both, Lingfield is a must for you.