SW GOLF Sloman new champion, Gloucestershire qualify

england golf logoTaunton & Pickeridge amateur ace Tom Sloman is the new South West England Golf champion.

Somerset’s Sloman scored brilliant back to back 65s to finish 12 under par and pip Bristol’s Mitch Waite to the individual strokeplay title at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon.

Waite’s great 11 under 131 played a major part in securing Gloucestershire’s place in the men's 2018 English County Finals.

Gloucestershire finished six strokes clear of South West Week hosts Wiltshire and 15 under par overall to secure a place in the four-team England Golf national finals at Aldeburgh Golf Club from September 28-30.

Sloman's individual win shows should inspire others. Last summer at Weston-super-Mare he finished 10th overall three under on 137 although he did fire a scorching 66 opening round, an early warning blast of what was to come in this year's championship. 

In a top regional field of 72 golfers 26 finished under par over 36 holes.

English County Finals qualifier/South West Strokeplay team championship
837 Gloucestershire

843 Wiltshire

861 Devon

862 Somerset

880 Dorset

881 Cornwall

Cornwall South West Strokeplay Championship
130 Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge GC) 65 65

131 Mitch Waite (Filton GC) 67 64

135 Jake Bolton (Ogbourne Downs GC) 70 65 Andy Hale (Chipping Sodbury GC) 66 69 Haider Hussain (The Kendleshire GC) 66 69

136 George Bryant (Staddon Heights GC) 65 71

137 Jack Cope (The Players Club) 71 66 Harrison Greenberry (Exeter G & CC) 69 68 Dan Sheehan (Knowle GC) 68 69

138 Laurie Potter (Royal Mid-Surrey GC) 71 67 Joe Harvey (The Kendleshire 71 67 Jake Burnage (Saunton GC) 71 67 

SW STROKEPLAY Championship LEADERBOARD & SW EGU qualifier leaderboard

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