Open Champion Bobby Locke achieved the seemingly impossible at Wentworth, Surrey, yesterday, when, with a glorious final round of 66, he won a dramatic tussle for the £350 first prize in the 90-holes Dunlop 2000 Guineas Tournament with an aggregate of 353.
Charlie Ward had a final 69 for 355, and Max Faulkner, last year’s winner, also came up with a 69 to take third place at 356.
Just as praiseworthy was John Panton’s performance. The Scottish champion came along with a tremendous last round of 67 to take fifth place.
Rarely has there been a greater finish nor a finer last round. The thousands of spectators who watched the play on the “tight” 6,701 yards West Course in perfect weather were provided with a succession of thrills which reached a climax when Locke required a par 5 at the 490-yeard 18th to beat Ward.