Parry stays on a winning streak

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TOP SHOT: PGA North secretary Jonathan Paine presents the trophy to Steve Parry

STEVE Parry is unlikely to forget the last few days in a hurry. The Hart Common professional picked up a cool £12,000 when he and amateur partner Andy Picton won the Lombard Trophy in Portugal at the weekend.

And he added another £1,800 to the pot by topping the leaderboard in the PGA North MTS Group Final at Kendal club Carus Green.

Parry tagged a 69 to his opening 65 to finish a shot ahead of the field but endured an anxious wait by the par three final green as Robert Booth stood on the tee requiring a birdie to force a play-off.

But the Crosland Heath professional over-hit his shot and saw his ball bounce off a wall and end up in the clubhouse which cost him two strokes.

“I never expected that to happen and I had to sympathise with Robert because he was six-under playing the last,” admitted Parry. “I got the distance right and nearly birdied the hole.

“I tried to stay solid all the way round and I certainly didn’t want to drop any shots. I erred only once shot in two rounds.”

He added: The win in Portugal boosted my confidence. I played from the front there and I used that experience again.

“It was the first time we’ve had this Race to Carus Green and it’s helped me to get to the PGA play-offs in November.”

LEADING SCORES: 134 Steve Parry (Hart Common) 65 69; 135; 66 Tim Ford (Liverpool Driving Range) 66 69; 136 Robert Booth (Crosland Heath) 69 67; 137 Craig Corrigan (Chilli Dip Academy) 67 70; 139 Michael Ramsden (Renishaw Park) 71 68, Jamie Howarth (Davenport) 69 70; 140 Phil Archer (Birchwood) 71 69, Graham Cox (Lymm) 71 69, James Wilkinson (Penrith Golf Centre) 70 70.



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