CIRENCESTER Golf Club head pro Ed Goodwin closed the gap on leader Giuseppe Licata in the Total Triumph Order of Merit when finishing joint-runner-up in the latest Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal at Burnham and Berrow.

Goodwin often does well in tournaments at this venue on the Somerset course and in tricky conditions shot a respectable three-over par 74 – but it could have been so much better.

He finished three shots adrift of former European Tour player David Dixon.

Goodwin had three birdies and no dropped shots in his outward half but he then saw six shots disappear in the next five holes before a steady finish gave him a share of second.

Order of Merit leader Licata shot a 76.