GOLF: Goodwin victory keeps his Order of Merit hopes alive

Cirencester head pro Ed Goodwin

Cirencester head pro Ed Goodwin

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CIRENCESTER head pro Ed Goodwin is not about to relinquish his grip on the Total Triumph Order of Merit title just yet.

He produced a stunning round of 64 which brought him victory at the Isle Of Wedmore Medal, the latest in the series of Gloucestershire and Somerset PGA events, and ensured he can still mathematically catch Giuseppe Licata in the final event of the season next week at Taunton & Pickeridge GC.

The final 18-hole medal of the winter campaign took the 20-strong field of G&S pros to Somerset.

Fresh from a top 10 finish in the West Region Saunton Classic last week Goodwin set about the task in hand knowing that he needed the win to try and reel in Licata.

His card showed six birdies and no dropped shots as he led home Saunton Classic winner David Dixon by two shots.

Goodwin had three birdies on each half with his outward gains coming at the 1st, 5th and 8th. On the way home he took advantage of two of Wedmore’s trio of back-to-back par fives as he birdied the 13th and 14th while his final shot was picked up at the awkward 17th.

The Order of Merit standings will be finalised after the prestigious 36-hole Total Triumph Strokeplay Championship on Thursday at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club.

The leading 14 players will also guarantee themselves a spot in next season’s opening Matchplay Championship event while the top three will go forward to represent the G&S PGA in the Regional round of the PGA County Championships in September.

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