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Formby Hall Challenge
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Suffolk, England 30 Aug 2001 - 02 Sep 2001
McGrane goes two clear at Formby Hall
Despite difficult conditions with a blustery wind, Ireland’s Damien McGrane kept his place at the top of the leaderboard in the Formby Hall Challenge on Merseyside. A second round 68 for 133, 11 under par, leaves him two strokes clear of Lee Thompson and four ahead of another Englishman Grant Hamerton.
Course records fail to dislodge McGrane
Damien McGrane extended his lead in the co-sanctioned Formby Hall Challenge on Merseyside despite course record 64s from Gary Clark and Sam Little. McGrane, who began the day two clear, went round in 70 for 203, 13 under par, to finish three shots ahead of Clark and four in front of Little, Paul Sherman and Grant Hamerton.
Record-breaking McGrane and Hamerton on top at Formby Hall
Damien McGrane from Ireland and England’s Grant Hamerton carded seven-under-par 65s, records over the redesigned course, to share the lead after the opening round of the co-sanctioned Formby Hall Challenge.
Official Prize Money breakdown of €87139 for the Formby Hall Challenge.
Dixon Makes Challenge Tour Debut at Formby Hall
England international David Dixon makes his Challenge Tour debut this week in the Formby Hall Challenge in Lancashire. The 24 year old from Somerset, who won the silver medal as leading amateur in the 130th Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes turned professional and made his European Tour debut in The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open earlier this month.
Last gasp birdie earns Little first title
England’s Sam Little became the 15th first time winner on this year's Challenge Tour when he holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the final green to win the Formby Hall Challenge on Merseyside. It gave him a closing 69 for 276, 12 under par, and one shot winning margin over another Englishman, Grant Hamerton, with Ireland’s Damien McGrane third on 279.
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