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Somerset county amateur Johnny Grace (Saltford) overshadowed the professionals as he eased to a three-stroke victory with four-under 67 in the Gloucester and Somerset PGA medal at The Kendleshire. Grace started slowly in the final group but signed in after making five birdies and seven pars over the final 12 holes. Broadway’s Russ Berry continued …

Saunton Golf Club assistant professional Kristian Mowatt led the winning team in the inaugural PGA North Devon Links Festival. He owed much to former Exeter Chiefs rugby player Matthew Hingo who took up golf at Saunton eight months ago. Now playing off a handicap of 18 he made eight pars and featured on the card …

Stuart Little turned the clock back 18 years in winning the Marston’s Brewery Finale ‘Order of Merit’ tournament with two scintillating rounds at The Point at Polzeath in North Cornwall. The Minchinhampton teaching professional’s last ‘OoM’ success was winning the West Region Championship for the third time in 1999 by three strokes at Puckrup Hall, …

Ashley Mansell needs to finish no lower than third in the final event to guarantee winning the PGA in England and Wales (South West) ‘Order of Merit’ title for the first time this week. The Clevedon assistant leads by more than 50 points going into 36-hole finale at The Point at Polzeath on Wednesday. Although …

Burnham & Berrow 15-year-old Mimi Rhodes is part of a mixed team of 12 talented young players representing England in this weekend’s under-16 international away to Scotland. The match started at Montrose Golf Club yesterday and concludes today. Also involved is Cornwall’s 15-year-old starlet George Leigh (Trevose), who reached the last 16 in the Boys’ …

Sion Bebb continued his fantastic run by taking £1,500, the largest cheque for a one-day West pro-am in the M J Baker Golf Day at Woodbury Park, near Exeter. His immaculate iron play led to six birdies in a six-under fault-free return of 67. This relegated long-time leader Lee Thompson (Dudsbury) to second one shot …

Ross Langdon and Russ Berry – two Gloucestershire players who have been mainly absent from the West scene this summer – returned to win the second Gloucester and Somerset PGA medal of the new winter season. The Brickhampton Court and Broadway players visited North Somerset seaside course Brean to fire three-under-par rounds of 66 and …

Tall Pines pair Tim Elliott and Luke Collins shared top spot with Chipping Sodbury’s Giuseppe Licata in the opening event of the Gloucestershire and Somerset PGA Winter season at Knowle. It was a special day for Bristolian Elliott as it was his first victory as a professional. Collins, once one of England’s outstanding amateurs, has …