Midlands-based tour professor Jack South shot a life-changing final 59 to claim the Motocaddy Masters title on Life Links, as well as a £ 59,000 bonus from the EuroPro Tour and £ 60,000 from sponsors Cobra Puma Golf.
South started the day three shots back from overnight leader William Harrold and delivered the most spectacular round in PGA EuroPro Tour history to break the magical 60 barrier. He started with birdies at the first and second before going out in 27 to keep an eye on the Birmingham golfer while hitting the back nine after having a series of five birdies from five to nine.
The Tippity Green golfer continued to exert pressure and made birdies at 11 and 12 to be nine ahead to 12 and two behind Jack Davidson. Davidson eventually scored for a spectacular round of 60 (-10) and finished third on overall at -13.
South’s work was not finished because he knew he had to make two more birdies for a 59 and made one on the par 4, 14th, meaning he only needed one more of his remaining four holes and which he did on the 16th. With the experienced Paul Maddy on the bag, South sent the ball home on the 17th and 18th while planning his ball 20ft from the hole, knowing that a two-pointer would seal the 59 and bonus, and that was what he did.
He said: ‘Just out of this world. It’s a phenomenal feeling. It was such a difficult year, I worked so hard without any reward. It was a 50-foot bird by bird on the hill, it was so slow up the hill and I left it six feet short and I told Paul, can you read it to me because it’s so hard. I just said the same day all day when I felt the pressure, just had a good bang on it and kept my head down. All I know is that it went in, it’s the best shot in my career, it’s the best shot of my career. ”
‘Me and my fiancé, Samantha, had a baby boy in January, I found out last week, so it just motivated me to get where I want to be, thank you to EuroPro for giving us this opportunity this week. . She cried over the phone. ”
‘I did not think it was possible to win it at the EuroPro, let alone in a day, by sponsor Cobra Puma a bonus for us and the EuroPro, I can not put it into words; it’s almost like a victory the most important tour isn ‘t it? Forward and upward. ”
South are part of the Cobra Puma NXT LVL team and have claimed their bonus of shooting a 60 or better for £ 60,000. The victory brings South Africa to 11th place in the order of merit 55 places.
In addition to the £ 12,500 first place, South also gets an M5 GPS with a lithium battery and a PRO 3000 Laser; the Hilleard runner-up receives an M1 with a lithium battery, while Davidson also takes home a popular PRO 3000 Laser Rangefinder, which totals more than £ 2,000 in total. Motocaddy also presented a PRO 3000 laser as part of a special skills-based challenge for the players throughout the event, with the winner taking the most birds / eagles through the three rounds. South also won the prize with 22 birdies.
He now sits at the top of the CPG NXTLVL Order of Merit, in association with MODEST! GOLF with 1 more main event going to the touring championships.
Joe Folker COBRA PUMA Golf Brand Experience Manager added “We are absolutely delighted with Jack, our NXTLVL academy is about supporting the next generation of talent and giving them opportunities to develop. It is of course amazing to win the event , given the strength of the PGA EuroProTour, but to do so with a final round 59, because his first victory is sensational! ”