BERKHAMSTED, ENG (April 2, 2016)--On the final day of The Berkhamsted Trophy it was Josh Hilleard (-4) who captured the trophy. Hilleard shot 72-69 on day three to emerge victorious at the Berkhamsted Golf Club. Prior to today's win the best finish of Hilleard's career was at the 2015 Welsh Open Youths Championship when he finished third.
The final day saw the tightly contested leaderboard duke it out over the course of 36-holes. Hilleard a co-leader at the midway point shot a 1-over-par 72 in the third round before firing a final round 2-under-par 69 to win by one.
In the final round Hilleard used some fireworks to earn his way into the winners circle. On the front nine he shot a 1-over-par 36. However, on the backside Hilleard dug deep beginning with a birdie on No. 11. The highlight on the homeward nine came a couple holes later in the form of an eagle two on No. 14. From there Hilleard parred out to secure the victory thanks to a final nine 3-under-par 33.
Simon Richardon (-3) finished in second place while Kealan Lowe (-2) placed third. By the end of play only five players were under-par.
ROUND TWO STORY
Co-leaders Jack Yule and Josh Hilleard will carry a one-stroke advantage into the final day of play at the Berkhamsted Golf Course tomorrow. Both golfers have posted a two-day score of 3-under-par.
Yule who finished second in this years Italian International Amateur Championship fired a second round 69 to grab his share of the lead.
Hilleard shot a second round 71 to earn his share. The best finish in Hilleard's career came at the 2015 Welsh Open Youths Championship when he finished third. He will look to improve on that finish tomorrow during the deciding day of The Berkhamsted Trophy.
Each of the first two rounds consisted of 18-holes leading into a 36-hole cut following Friday competition. Saturday will be a sprint to the finish with the final 36-holes scheduled to be contested.
Entering play tomorrow William Enefer (-2) will begin the day a single stroke back. Four players will be at 1-under-par while another six are even-par through two rounds.
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