Barry Lane prevails in eclectic Grey Goose World Par 3 field
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It’s an eclectic field at the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship, and in the end, Champions Tour player Barry Lane prevailed. Unlike in most other events, scores were in the 50s, an international field of varying resumes followed him, and he had to overtake a Canadian twentysomething teaching pro to get the title.
All in a weekend’s work in Bermuda.
Lane, the 58-year-old Englishman who made five Champions Tour starts in 2018, was 2 under for two rounds at Fairmont Southampton Turtle Hill Golf Club in Southampton, Bermuda. He birdied his final two holes of the day on Saturday to edge Miguel Angel Martin by one shot. Martin has been a member of the European Tour for more than 20 seasons.
It was a leaderboard packed with talent from all areas of the game. Rebecca Lee-Bentham, a 26-year-old professional from Canada, had the first-round lead with a 3-under 51 at the short layout, but fell to 10th with a final-round 61.
Chip Beck, a four-time PGA Tour winner and three-time Ryder Cupper, was T-6 with his 2-over total.
The top amateur was Canada’s TJ Rule, who was 10 over for 36 holes. Three amateurs tied for 24th another shot back, including Damian Palanyandi, Christopher Phillips and Jevon Roberts.
Outside of the overall division, there were three separate amateur divisions. Rule won the men’s amateur division, while Tariqah Walikraam was the top player in the women’s division with a 16-over total.
David Moser, at 5 over, topped the senior men’s division.
ABOUT THE World Par 3 Championship
An international field featuring former Ryder
players, PGA and European Tour winners and
the best club professionals from the United
Australia and Canada highlight the
Par 3 Championship in Bermuda.
Professionals and Amateurs compete.
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The world’s premier par 3 tournament,
on one of the top five par-3 courses in the world,
The World Par 3 Championship is one
the most exciting events in Bermuda's golf
The tournament attracts over 190 players made
of qualified Bermudian golfers, noted professional
golfers, and golf enthusiasts from over 20
The tournament is a 36 hole stroke play individual
competition, with both professional and amateur,
women's and senior divisions.
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