Worlebury teaching Pro George Ryall notched up win number three of the season as he won by one shot at Clevedon.

Ryall, who was unsuccessful in his quest to regain his European Seniors Tour Card last week, enjoyed the familiar territory of the Clevedon course he knows so well to post a 3 under par round of 69 and ensure Chipping Sodbury’s Giuseppe Licata recorded yet another second place finish this season.

A smaller than usual field took to the North Somerset course on the Gloucester and Somerset PGA’s final Thursday fixture of the season. Ryall started with a bogey but cancelled that out with the first of his 6 birdies at the 4th. A stunning run of 5 birdies in 6 holes from the 9th got his round moving into red numbers at a rate of knots.

He collected shots at the 9th and 10th before giving one back at the 11ht. A hat trick of birdies from the 12th saw him reach 4 under par and only a dropped stroke at 16th broke his par figures to the clubhouse.

Licata has now posted 5 runner up finishes with three of those coming since the turn of the year. Despite only one win so far, way back on the opening day of the season at Knowle, he holds a comfortable lead at he top of the Total Triumph Order of Merit and this was stretched further as again he finished just ahead of his nearest rivals thanks to 3 birdies and just one bogey on his card.

His nearest challenger is Ed Goodwin and the Cirencester man threatened to post a low number at Clevedon. A stunning run of 5 consecutive birdies to start the back nine saw him reach 4 under par but a couple of late lapses cost him shots and saw him share 3rd with Henbury Assistant Luke Derrick and Filton’s Daryl Kelley. Derrick had a real mixed bag on his scorecard but included no less than 7 birdies in his round whilst Kelley was a bit steadier with 4 birdies being offset by 3 bogies for his best result of the season.

Next week Goodwin has home advantage as he welcomes his Gloucester and Somerset colleagues to his home course of Cirencester