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08 Aug 2016 - Bradley wins two-horse race at Erinvale Open

Bradley wins two-horse race at Erinvale Open

Bradley wins two-horse race at Erinvale Open.

It is usually the weather that causes the drama at the Erinvale Open, this year was different - it was golf's turn.

There was a dramatic finish to this year’s event. Playing in the same group, Sean Bradley and Michael Sherriff fought it out to the end, with Bradley the eventual winner after a sudden death three-hole play-off.

Bradley opened his account where he left off at last week’s Strand Open; six birdies and an eagle (66) gave him a three shot lead over Sherriff (69), who really wasn’t having much luck with his putter in his opening round.

In the afternoon Sherriff turned the three shot deficit to just one after the first five holes. Bradley then stepped up a gear and holed four birdies in a row, and after 27 holes was now 12-under-par and had a six shot lead.

Fortunes had changed by the time the players reached the par 3 14th, Bradley had three bogeys on his card and with Sherriff picking up three birdies and a bogey, was now only two shots adrift.

When both players bogeyed the par 4 17th, Sherriff needed to birdie the par 4, 18th to ensure a play-off. He nailed the birdie putt and so both players signed for a total 8-under-par, and play continued with a sudden death play-off.

Michael's putter turned cold and missed a sitter to win on the first play-off hole. With darkness looming the players halved the next hole, and Sean sealed the win with a par on the third hole.

Elton James, the WP Captain placed third with two level par rounds and Cameron Johnston and Carlo O’Reilly on +1.

Can Bradley make it three in a row with the next PAT Open at Milnerton, 21 August 2016?

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