King Henry Rules the Wychwood
Henry Sheridan-Mills broke his professional duck on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour, winning “The Wychwood International” by a single Shot from Australian challenger, Will Heffernan.
The first round produced a 7 under par 65 by Sheridan-Mills that gave him a one stroke lead over the consistent Australian, Will Heffernan, who in turn was a single shot in front of Pat Ruff, Jamie Abbott and Sheridan-Mills’ brother Freddie.
So, the second day should produce some interesting battles for the title but hopefully, no “Cain and Abel” moments between the Sheridan-Mills brothers!
On the blustery second day it was a battle the whole way for the leaders, who kept a close eye on each other throughout the afternoon.
Louis Hirst set a feasible clubhouse target of 7 under par for the others to aim at and he was soon joined on that total by Giles Evans.
With the groups finishing thick and fast Louis Campbell added a fine 5 under par 67 to his first round 68 to leapfrog Evans and Hirst to assume the lead on 9 under par.
In the final group, with Abbott unable to make progress, there was a right royal tussle going on between Sheridan-Mills and Heffernan.
Sheridan-Mills, one shot ahead on the seventeenth, missed a short birdie putt that would have given him a 2-shot lead over Heffernan, with the driveable par 4 eighteenth to come, so it was going to be a tight finish.
Sheridan-Mills hit a great tee shot to drive the eighteenth to see his ball finished some 10 feet from the hole, from where he calmly rolled it up to the cup for a tap-in birdie, the win and of course a £3,500 winners’ cheque.
The successful pro-am, which preceded the “Wychwood International”, saw the team of Shaun James Jnr, Adam Nolan, David Bates and Team Professional Jack Slater smash it with 89 points. The leading Professional score was a tie at 3 under par, with 69’s, scored by Liam Robinson and Tom Spreadborough.
The Wychwood Golf Club is a little gem tucked away near Chipping Norton and is one of the most friendly and hospitable clubs on our roster.
The head professional, Tom Field, and his team present the course in excellent condition every year and a welcoming clubhouse and with friendly staff serving very tasty food for you to enjoy after your round, It’s well worth a visit.