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Hart takes the second major in style at Royal Cromer
The eighth event and the second major of the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour 2013 was held at Royal Cromer on a glorious August afternoon. The course was in immaculate condition and certainly proved to be one of the highlight events of the year. With several players playing in their fifth event on the tour, there was set to be a shake-up of the overall leaderboard by the end of the day.
With live scoring being used the players knew how they were doing throughout the day. It was Great Yarmouth and Caister member Cain Esherwood who became the early clubhouse leader with his score of 36 points off his ¾ handicap of 8. Soon to follow though was Royal Cromer member Jon Batten also scoring 36 points but taking the lead on countback with 20 on the back nine. It wasn’t long before Chris Carey took the lead with his finishing score of 37 points but in the end that only earned him second place. With a superb 39 points off his ¾ handicap of 8 which included playing the back nine in level par gross was James Hart. James chose a dozen ProV1 golf balls as his prize and also collected a £75 voucher for Loudmouth Golf Clothing.
The nearest the pin awards were taken by the 2011 Norfolk Tour Winner Randy Reynolds on the 9th hole and the 2012 Norfolk Tour Winner Dean Ashton on the 17th. The full results for the Royal Cromer event can be found by clicking here
This was the event everyone was looking to perform well in as being a major it was worth extra order of merit points with James Hart taking 125 for his win. Players are battling it out to make the top fifteen in the overall lederboard and qualify for the final with their best 5 order of merit scores. The complimentary final will be held at Sheringham Golf Club and the winner of the final along with a guest will be off to Gleneagles Resort, Scotland for a night stay and two rounds of golf in the Ryder Cup year! With two events still to go and the leaderboard as tight as it is there are still a whole host of players that can still qualify.
The overall order of merit winner will also pick up a set of custom fit irons provide by Chris Potter Golf. Adam Saunders continues to sit at the top with 507 points but Jon Batten has jumped up to second place with 498 points and Cain Esherwood and Steve Greatrex are tied third on 495 points. All eyes will be on Bruce McQuade next month at Swaffham where he could leap to the top as he has 422 points after just 4 events.