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Shacklady claims Leeds Senior Masters title with closing 66 at Leeds Golf Centre

Nigel Sweet, Operations Manager at Leeds Golf Centre, hands the Leeds Senior Masters trophy to winner David Shacklady (Picture: George Wood Photography).
Nigel Sweet, Operations Manager at Leeds Golf Centre, hands the Leeds Senior Masters trophy to winner David Shacklady (Picture: George Wood Photography).
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STAYSURE Tour player David Shacklady served notice of his intent in the Leeds Senior Masters’ pro-am when he shot a seven-under-par 62 off the yellow tees.

He translated that into title success over the following two days at Leeds Golf Club with rounds of 70 66 for an eight-under-par total.

It gave him a one-shot win over Brendan McGovern (69 68) with Paul Streeter (68 71) third and Andrew Sherborne (71 69) fourth.

James Murphy had a hole-in-one at the 232-yard par-3 16th on his way to a tie for eighth place alongside former European Tour player Jose Romero.

A field of over 50 professionals competed in the second staging of the event.

Nigel Sweet, the Operations Manager at Leeds Golf Centre – England Golf’s Club of the Year for 2017 – joined the Senior circuit for the first time in 2016 after playing the game for 38 years and set up the Senior Masters last year.