Michael Sheriff secures maiden WP PAT win at 2016 Westlake Open
WESTLAKE: Bellville and Western Province's Michael Sherriff notched his maiden title on the WP Premier Amateur Tour (PAT) by winning the Westlake Open on Sunday.
With an opening round 1-over-par 73, Sherriff came back in the afternoon round with a 2-under-par 70, to secure the win on 143. The win could have been more comfortable had it not been for a costly triple on the par 3, 6th hole.
However, with his putter on form, a closing birdie-par-birdie finish on the 7th, 8th and 9th holes saw Sherriff secure the win by one shot from Westlake local Christian Helmbold and fellow club mate Jean-Pierre Meyer (Bellville) who finished T2.
Sherriff was elated with his maiden win on the Premier Amateur Tour, especially having come off a RunnerUp finish at the Bellville Open in March and 3rd place finish at the Parow Open in May.
It was a bunched leaderboard at the close of the 36 hole stroke play Westlake Open, with Brent Kirsten (Westlake) and Gerlou Roux (Bellville) finishing T4 on 145, Carlo O'Reilly (Atlantic Beach) finishing sole 5th on 147 and Giles Buchanan (Milnerton) 6th on 148.
Completing the top 11 finishers were Matthew Kilfoil (Durbanville), Paul Colditz (Milnerton) and Elton James (Westlake) on 149 (T8th).
T11 were Darren Dunlop (Milnerton), Drew Denyer (Westlake), Duncan van der Vyver (Strand) and Hilmi Mallick (Rondebosch).
It as a solid performance from Rondebosch junior Hilmi Mallick who less than 24 hours earlier had returned from the Cupita Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Championship in Indonesia.
Our thanks and congratulations to Westlake Golf Club on hosting a successful event.
The next event in the WP Premier Amateur Tour, sponsord by The Foschini Group, is the Atlantic Beach Open on the Sunday, 12 June 2016.
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