Matt Wilcox runs away with British Mid-Am
Matt Wilcox went wire-to-wire at the British Mid-Am
Matt Wilcox went wire-to-wire at the British Mid-Am

LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND (May 23, 2017) - Matt Wilcox ran away with the British Mid-Amateur Championship, never trailing over the course of 54 holes firing an impressive 69-73-72 214 to win the stroke-play championship.

Held at the Hotchkins Course at Woodhill, the British Mid-Am has a different designation than that in the United States. In a press release, a “Mid-Amateur” is described as “[Any] male golfer of any nationality aged over 35 years on 22nd May 2017 and with an official, active handicap of 9.4 or less.”

A total of 77 golfers started the competition with hopes of claiming the title but after the first round it was clear that Wilcox was a cut above the competition. After the first round, Wilcox opened up a two-stroke lead shooting a 69.

Over the next two rounds the course played much harder and no competitor broke 70. Wilcox followed up his first two rounds with a solid 73 and 72 as he never trailed in the competition.

Andrew Day came in second shooting 73-70-75 218 to put him four strokes behind Wilcox. In quick succession, places 2-8 were separated by only 7-strokes.

Reigning English Mid-Amateur champion Jorg Paulus finished third after a rough second round – Paulus shot 71-78-70 219. Geoffrey Harris (220) and Douglas Thorburn (221) rounded out the top 5.

The winner of last year's event, James Bishop, finished 8th shooting 75-74-76 225.

ABOUT THE British Mid-Am

54-hole stroke play open to male golfers aged 35 years or over by the start of the tournament. Open to players from ALL countries who hold an official, active handicap.

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