Mathew Webb withstood a few last round jitters to land the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship at Little Aston for the biggest win of his career. The Bedlingtonshire assistant carded a 69 for a 12 under par total which was enough to beat Rushcliffe Golf Club’s Ben Hall by two strokes.
In an enthralling final round, Webb’s three shot lead at the start of play had evaporated at one stage with Hall getting to 11 under to pile on the pressure. Hall’s 66 was the low round of the day – his sparkling display only blotted by a bogey on the last hole which gave Webb a cushion playing up the last.
Webb admitted to a few nerves but was delighted to get over the line and also seize the playing opportunities that the victory affords him.
As well as pocketing the £5,000 first prize and a clothing deal with sponsors Galvin Green, Webb earns entry to the end of season PGA Play-Offs and with it a chance to win a place in next year’s BMW PGA Championship.
He will also play in the Australian Futures in October when he takes on the leading assistants from Down Under.
“There are so many incentives so it’s a huge boost plus you get the confidence from playing in this event itself and actually winning which is massive,” said Webb. “It’s amazing to win because this was one of my targets for the year along with Tour School.”
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