Brabazon Northern Qualifier
Warwickshire’s Sam Broadhurst – son of Senior Open Champion Paul Broadhurst – topped the leaderboard on five-under par at Sandiway.
He led 31 players into the English men’s open amateur stroke play championship at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf. There were 62 qualifiers to join over 80 exempt players to challenge for one of amateur golf’s great titles on the famed Hotchkin course.
At Sandiway, Broadhurst (Atherstone) booked his second appearance in the Brabazon when he carded 65 to win by two shots from Kieron Harman of Wales and Thomas Hamson (Notts).
He had just one bogey on his card, alongside four birdies and an eagle on the fourth, where he hit his second to within a foot of the hole.
“I’m really happy with the score. I felt I struggled for the first few holes but after that I struck it really nicely and holed some clutch putts,” he said.
Broadhurst is at college in the USA and hoping to follow his father into professional ranks. “That’s the dream and if I keep shooting rounds like today and holing putts you never know.”
All players were very complimentary about the presentation of the course so early in the season.
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