Penge shatters course record on way to top

Marco Penge has set a new course record at Dudsbury Golf Club in his opening round of The GolfCatcher Championship going nine under, 62. 

Leaderboard

The Golf at Goodwood Golfer is having some week after finishing top of his regional qualifying for The Open with a round of 66, six under. 

Penge was seven under through his front nine including eagle, birdie, eagle on his middle three. On the back nine, he picked up three birdies to find himself three clear after opening rounds. 

He said: “My game feels great. It’s felt great all year really. Just been waiting for everything to kind of come together and everything be good on that one day. And today has been that day really. Everything was great. Putting well and driving it well.”

Jack Gaunt (Drayton Park Golf Club) went around in six under along with Todd Clements of Brocket Hall who is making his first appearance on the tour since winning at his home course in the opening event of the season. 

Gaunt was five under for his front nine whilst Clements went bogey-free to start their weeks off on a high. 

The Scottish duo of Paul McKechnie (Braid Hills Golf Centre) and Jack McDonald  (Kilmarnock, Barassie) are tied for fourth on five under with Thomas Curtis (Pannal Golf Club). 

Dudsbury Golf Club’s own, Lee Thompson is tied eleventh on three under along with several other players including another local golfer Martyn Thompson of Parkstone Golf Club. 

Tomorrow

The second round of  The GolfCatcher Championship continues tomorrow at Dudsbury Golf Club (Thursday, 27, June).

It’s free for spectators to go down and watch at Dudsbury with ample parking available.

Live scoring can be found on www.pgaeuroprotour.com with social media updates throughout the day across FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

TV

Highlights of The Golfcatcher Championship will air on Sky Sports Golf 9, July 2019 at 20:00.


Tour Sponsors

Register for the PGA Euro Pro Tour newsletter

Enter your details* to receive updates from the tour

* We will not sell your details to other companies and will only send you updates from the tour when appropriate/relevant. Our updates may contain information, offers and/or adverts from tour and event sponsors.