Graham Bagwell held on to take victory at the 2022 Trilby Tour Qualifier at The Springs Resort & Golf Club by a single point to book himself a spot in next years 2022 Championship.
A 17 handicap golfer from Teign Valley, Graham scored a superb 40 points, for a round of 68 net, on a day that conditions allowed for some super scoring.
One of the earlier starters, Graham played very solid golf on the front 9, scoring 20 points and despite a triple bogey on the back 9, still managed to hold on to the lead.
It wasn’t for lack of trying from the field. After a front 9 of 21 points, Paolo Solano was looking in good shape, but struggled to keep the momentum going through 18 as did Iain Lythall.
Spencer Grant was also looking like he was going to challenge for the win as he arrived at the 17th hole on 37 points. But after hitting the water off the tee and again from his dropped ball, he failed to score and with a bogey on 18 he also came up one short.
Reflecting on his victory, Graham said “I played very steady golf today. I hit it great off the tee all day and putted well and I also holed a couple of long putts when I needed to for some good points. I’ve just come back from Spain and played 4 rounds in 4 days, which I think has definitely helped my game”.
This win gives Graham a place in one of next years Trilby Tour events, where he will be playing for a place in the Grand Final.
Graham continued, “The course was excellent, the condition superb, the greens in particular rolled brilliantly. It’s great to have the Trilby Tour back with the new owners and I can’t wait to hear about the plans for 2022”.