Fallon Wins Enfield Shoot-Out
Scott Fallon surged through the field, with all guns blazing, to win The Enfield Invitational by a single shot from Jamie Abbott and Jamie Moul despite being 3 shots behind after the first round.
On a roasting hot first day, scoring at The Enfield Golf Club was also rather warm, with a Birdie Fest for many of the players with Abbott gathering 8 of them to post a 64 with Six of his Birdies coming in a back nine of just 29 shots.
Gathered behind Abbott, were some 44 players who had either equalled par or bettered it and his nearest challenger was, last week’s winner, Dale Whitnell on 7 under par.
One shot further back, Order of Merit leader, David Dixon on 6 under, lay in wait, with a former Jamega Tour winner, Paul Kinnear, who finished his first round with an Eagle two, for his 6 under score.
Another very warm day dawned to greet the players as they prepared to improve their position on the leader board and at 8 AM the first 3 Ball left the first tee.
Two players who certainly did improve on the first day’s outing, were Ricky Brackenbury, 7 under 65, for a 6 under total and Dan Garner who scored a 6 under 66 to also finish on 6 under par for the tournament.
Patrick Ruff added a 5 under par 67 to join Garner and Brackenbury in the clubhouse lead, however on the course the leaders were having a real tussle.
After 27 holes, Whitnell was leading on 10 under par but hot on his heels were Moul -9, Abbott -8 and Dixon on -7, so still all to play for and who knows what scores may come in to worry the leaders in the meantime?
Jack Charman briefly took over the clubhouse lead on 7 under, adding a 4 under par 68 to his first round 69 but his lead is short-lived, when in the next group, Sam Robinson posts 9 under par (68+67).
Jamie Moul was next in to establish a new clubhouse lead at 10 under par, (68+66). but that again only lasted a short while before Scott Fallon moved in front with 11 under, (67+66), with Eagles at the Fifteenth and Eighteenth greatly helping his cause.
With just the last group to come it was to be a tense wait for Fallon to see if he has done enough to secure the win.
Well, with Whitnell having faded away on the back nine and Dixon and Abbott not being able to muster a challenge over the last nine holes, it was the Lewis Hamilton style charge through the field that gave Fallon the deserved win by a single shot.
A very successful Pro-Am, with 34 teams participating, preceded the tournament and with the winners “Team Tony” made up of Tony Peak, Neil Clydesdale, Malcolm White and Team Professional Gary Walsh scoring an incredible 94 points.
A special mention for Enfield member, Matt Andrew who scored an excellent 7 under par 65 to match Jamie Abbotts winning Pro score.
The Enfield Club maintained their claim to be the friendliest golf club in North London, with eager and enthusiastic members making both us and the professionals very welcome and with the course in excellent condition it is a must stop for every travelling golfer.