Nick Brennan of Tony Valentine Golf Centre was the winner of the 37th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship held at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday, July 6.
Brennan scored an overall three under par.
Despite a forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms, perfect conditions prevailed throughout the day and 19 of Wiltshire’s professional golfers took part in the 36 hole event.
The morning round saw Dan Carter of Upavon GC storm ahead of the field carding seven birdies to post an amazing five under par 67, with Henry Pallas of Upavon GC one under par and Nick Brennan at level par.
As temperatures soared in the afternoon, the competition on the course got tougher and the second round proved challenging for Carter who, despite an eagle on the 9th, had bogeys on six other holes. Pallas was also plagued by bogeys including a double and triple giving him an afternoon round of 76 and third place overall.
Brennan however had found his form and with four birdies and only one bogey, it was all to play for coming down the 18th as he was level with Carter. A fantastic chip onto the green gave Brennan the edge and a birdie putt secured him the title.