Lewis enjoys final day battle in Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 11:49 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 06 May 2010

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis

TOM LEWIS tied for third place in the Brabazon Trophy, the English Stroke Play Championship at Trevose in Cornwall, and shared the Henriques Salver, awarded for the best scores by British and Irish players aged under 20. Lewis, from Welwyn Garden City,

TOM LEWIS tied for third place in the Brabazon Trophy, the English Stroke Play Championship at Trevose in Cornwall, and shared the Henriques Salver, awarded for the best scores by British and Irish players aged under 20.

Lewis, from Welwyn Garden City, and playing partner Paul Cutler (Portstewart) came to the final hole, either needing to win the hole and be awarded the Salver on his own. Cutler was bunkered but got up and down and Lewis missed the green, chipped to 6ft. and holed the putt for the pair to finish level and settle for the trophy share.

The championship was reduced to 54 holes, the opening round completed and the second round started, only for it to be cancelled with the course flooded, and 36 holes played on the final day.

Lewis, 17, opened with a five under par 67 and followed with 68, 69 for a 204 total, 12 under par, with the winner Steven Uzell (Hornsea) on 197 after rounds of 66, 64, 67. Cutler had rounds of 67, 70, 67, also for 204.

Ryan Newman (Brookmans Park), the only other Herts entrant, had rounds of 71, 77, 76 for 224.

Lewis, who finished runner-up in the Herts Boys Championship in April and won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters last year for his first national title, said: "It was a great last day, and I was happy to finish eight under for the two rounds."

THOMAS ROGERS (Brookmans Park), with a three under par round of 68, and Noel Quinn (Redbourn), 74, were among 16 players who qualified in the PGA East Region qualifier at Benton Hall for the final of the Powerade PGA Assistants Championship.

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