Tom travelled to the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club to compete in the TP Tour Betterball Shootout partnered with Nic Scrutton. Both representing Castle Royle, they felt confident going into the round having found some recent form. The tournament proved perfect timing for Tom as he used it for a warm up for 2nd Stage of European Tour School which is set to start on the 7th November.
After getting off to a fast start, Tom and Nic found themselves making the turn on -6 after a brilliant chip in for eagle on the 8th hole from Nic. A number of important scrambling pars then lead to Tom finding another two birdies early into the 2nd half of the round meaning the two of them needed just one more birdie to break 60. Thankfully the pair found another 2 coming in and after an important par save on the 18 from Tom, they signed for an impressive 58 (-10) taking the title by one shot over the seasoned European Tour partnership of Raymond Russell and Adam Gee.
A great little confidence boost for Tom before he leaves for Spain on 3rd November. Many congratulations must also go to Nic Scrutton on his first professional win.