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05/17/2019 | News release | Archived content

Nolan Farley set for national final return

17 May 19

William Nolan Farley has booked his place in another national PGA final after winning a regional qualifier for the Birdietime PGA Assistants Championship at Bristol & Clifton Golf Club.

Nolan Farley and his partner, Exeter Golf and Country Club's Ryan Pope, finished tied third in the PGA Fourball Championship at Belton Woods last August.

Now, flying solo, the PGA Assistant at Bovey Castle Hotel in Devon has earned the chance to compete for a trophy that was won by two time major champion Tony Jacklin in 1965 after posting a two-under-par round of 68.

The 54-hole final, which carries a £32,000 prize fund with £5,000 going to the winner, will be contested at Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire, in late July and early August.

Nolan Farley will be joined there by 11 other qualifiers from the PGA West region, a band that includes Swansea Bay Golf Club's Lloyd Williams (above) who achieved the rare feat of recording an Albatross at the par four fifth hole.

Nolan Farley, by contrast, negotiated the 337 yards in regulation en route to reaching the turn in one-under.

Ryan Haskell from Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club and Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club's Adam Curtis, who finished tied third and tied ninth respectively, were also on one-under at that stage.

But while they lost momentum on the back nine, Nolan Farley looked set for a comfortable victory when he stood on the 18th tee nursing a three-shot lead.

However, his bogey coupled with Chippenham Golf Club's Louis Boston recording a birdie there to secure second spot on one-under trimmed his margin of victory to a shot.