Grey Goose World Par-3: Bermudian Phillips low am
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (March 30, 2014) -- Mark Mouland won’t forget his maiden voyage to the island of Bermuda anytime soon.

The 52-year-old native of St. Athan, Wales battled a stiff field and stiffer island breezes to capture the 2014 Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at the Turtle Hill Golf Club in Southampton, Bermuda.

A two-time European Tour winner, Mouland’s two-day total of 1-under par 107 (51-56) was one shot better than Michael Sims and Camiko Smith, both of Bermuda.

“It was survival out there today,” Mouland admitted after the round. “With the wind gusting you become indecisive on the tee. You don’t know if it’s (the wind) into you, right to left, left to right. You’ve got three different clubs in your hand and it’s really guess work.”

Mouland’s scrappy final round included three bogeys and a chip-in birdie.

“Can you believe I haven’t made a putt over four-feet in the last two days?” Mouland said. “Today the only birdie I made was a chip-in and that was very lucky.”

With the victory, Mouland takes home $20,000 (USD), the largest first-place check in the championship’s five-year history.

Bermudian amateur Mark Phillips finished fourth at 1-over, with American Charlie Bolling rounding out the top five.

Thomas Curtis, Dave Levesque and Jordan Mitchell finished T6 at 3-over, with Mark Brown, Will Haddrell and Gary Wolstenholme finishing T9.

Phillips also captured the men’s amateur division title, while Pat Ayres of the United States won the women’s amateur portion of the championship. Bermudian Jeffrey Lindo won the men’s senior amateur title.

ABOUT THE Grey Goose World Par-3

An international field featuring former Ryder Cup players, PGA and European Tour winners and some of the best club professionals from the United States, Australia and Canada highlight the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship in Bermuda.

Professionals and Amateurs compete. From the Tournament Website:

The world’s premier par 3 tournament, hosted on one of the top five par-3 courses in the world, The Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship is one of the most exciting events in Bermuda's golf calendar. The tournament attracts over 190 players made up of qualified Bermudian golfers, noted professional golfers, and golf enthusiasts from over 20 countries. The tournament is a 36 hole stroke play individual competition, with both professional and amateur, women's and senior divisions.

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