Davies wins Powerade PGA Assistants’ Championship

Gareth Davies overturned a six-shot deficit to win the Powerade PGA Assistants’ Championship at Coventry Golf Club. The Abbeydale assistant PGA Professional, 36, from Sheffield birdied the final two holes of his last round for a five-under-par 68 to force a play-off with first year Littlestone assistant Charles Wilson. Davies, a former European Tour pro, parred the first extra play-off hole after Wilson had found trouble off the tee, to win the tournament.

Commenting on his win Davies said, “I birdied the last two to make the play-off and until that point I pretty much thought I was out of it – I think that shows how important it is to stick in there and not give up. I missed a few chances on the back nine and I started to get a little bit frustrated. Then you just think to yourself ‘well it’s all or nothing now’ so I just went straight for the pin on the seventeenth, hit it close and got a birdie. Then on the eighteenth when I got up here I saw I had to make birdie to get in the play-off and sank a good 15 footer. Sometimes you just need that little bit of luck and I feel like I had it at the key moments today.”