Burgess powers to his tenth golf club title

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Monday 9th August 2021 5:00 am

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Mark Burgess has secured his tenth Blackmoor club championship.

Mark won his first title back in 2005 and has since gone on to win a further nine club championships, reclaiming the top prize on Sunday with impressive rounds of 73 and two-under 67, giving him a gross score of 140.

One of Blackmoor’s premier events, the competition attracts many of the club’s accomplished golfers to compete for the coveted Wishart Trophy.

Mark’s is no stranger to success on the course.

The 44-year-old has been a member at Blackmoor since 1993 and he plays off a handicap of plus-one.

He has represented Hampshire for more than 15 years, and was a member a member of the six-man team who won the national title in 2017.

He is currently the only Blackmoor member to have won the Selborne Salver competition, which he lifted in 2009.

It was a big weekend for the club, as the Kerridge Bowl – a 36-hole handicap medal championship – also took place.

This was won by Jason Thurgood with a net 138, after rounds of 70 and 68.

The third title of the weekend was played by the ladies who competed on Sunday in the Summer Medal.

The 18-hole competition was won by Sheila Purvis with a 72.

Blackmoor, a stunning heathland course, was designed by renowned architect Harry Colt and is ranked in the top 100 courses in the country.

Mark Burgess is pictured receiving the Wishart Trophy from club captain Dennis Pym.