Teeing up into the icy north western yesterday at Milnerton’s Open, Sean Bradley set about making three wins in a row on the PAT tour.
And after 10 holes Bradley was four-under-par and looked unstoppable with the ‘downwind’ nine still to play.
Hampered by the icy rain Bradley dropped five shots on his way in but steadied his boat with two pars on the final holes to sign for a one-over-par 73, three shots clear of runner-up Milnerton’s Roy Winton.
Bradley to become the first player to win three tournaments in succession on the Western Province Amateur Tour (PAT).
Home course advantage gave Weyers Janse Van Rensburg and Giles Buchanan T3 spot on +5, Geno Belfiore T5 on +6, and both Cameron Johnstone and Greg Sheard a further shot behind on +7.
Bradley’s previous wins were the Strand Open by four shots, and Erinvale after a play-off with Michael Sherriff.
His ability to hit most of the greens has given him numerous birdie opportunities and he has produced a putting masterclass on the greens, averaging at least five birdies in his last five rounds.
The Milnerton Open was reduced to 18 holes as the inclement weather took its toll on the course.
Somerset West’s Jason Hale was the top junior finishing T5 on +6, with Rondebosch’s Hilmi Mallick and Strand’s Deon Germishuys T11 on +8.