After coming agonisingly close to victory in 2014, finishing second to James Ruth, Total Motion UK ambassador Paul Broadhurst headed into the Cornish Festival, hosted by the PGA in England and Wales (South West) region, keen to get both hands on the title that he shared with Simon Lilley in 2013.
The week started well as Paul fired an opening round 67 at Newquay Golf Club to give him a share of an early lead which he quickly followed up with a 64 in round two at St Enedoc Golf Club. This meant Paul headed into the final round two shots adrift of overnight leader, fellow Ryder Cup player and European Tour winner, Welshman Philip Price.
However the golfing gods were on Paul's side as a scintilating 64 at Trevose which included two eagles, one coming at the par four 15th hole where for the second day in a row Paul holed a 60-yard wedge approach. Five further birdies more than made up for the couple of drop shots as Paul went on to lift the trophy by a huge seven shots after Price could only manage a two over par total at the tricky Newquay course.
On the victory Paul commented ; 'I made a few putts today including a couple of monsters at 9 and 10. It's been a great week for all of us as the weather was superb, the courses outstanding and there is nothing better than playing in fine weather.'
'I always enjoy playing links golf and prefer it when there is a little bit of wind. This is becoming one of my favourite weeks!'
Paul is gearing up for a return to the European Tour as he turns 50 in mid-August, his first event on the European Senior Tour will be the Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield held in the last week of August.
Also competing at the Cornish Festival was Champions of Golf stablemate and fellow Ryder Cup player Peter Baker. After a strong start to the week Peter carded a six over par final round at Newquay to finish in a tie for 14th position overall.