Bradley Dredge, first title on the Legends Tour

Bradley Dredge, first title on the Legends Tour

First title on the Legends Tour for the Welshman Bradley Dredge, who won the Legends Tour Trophy with 202 (67 69 66, -14) strokes, on the course of the Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel & Country Club (par 72), in Ware in the near London in England, where Emanuele Canonica once again performed well, fifth with 209 (68 68 73, -7).

Bradley Dredge, results

Dredge got the better of the competition with a final 66 (-6), the result of seven birdies and a bogey, the best partial of the day.

He left the Swede Joakim Haeggman and the Scot Greig Hutcheon within two strokes, second with 204 (-12), and four behind his compatriot Stephen Dodd, fourth with 206 (-10), with whom he won the World Cup in 2005. Together in Canonica the Englishman Greg Owen and one more shot for two other Englishmen, Gary Marks and Simon Khan, promoter of the event, for the Indian Jeev Milkha Singh and for the Australian Jason Norris, seventh with 210 (-6) .Dredge, 50 years old from Tredegar, in addition to having signed the World Cup, has achieved two titles on the DP World Tour, three on the Challenge Tour, one on the PGA EuroPro Tour and one on the Pro Golf Tour.

Canonica scored a 73 (+1 , two birdies, three bogeys) which allowed him to finish among the top 5, after the sixth place at the start and the third in the second round.The Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club designed by Jack Nicklaus II and included in the top 100 golf courses in the UK, required maximum concentration from the competitors.

In the past it has hosted many events of the DP World and the Legends Tour such as the English Championship (2020), the Sinclair Invitational (2019) and the Willow Senior Classic (2016 – 2018).The Legends of the LPGA, formerly known as the Women’s Senior Golf Tour (2000–2005) and the Legends Tour (2006–2021), is a professional golf tour for women aged 45 and older.

It is based in the United States and is the official senior tour of the LPGA Tour. The tour was founded in 2000, and is intended to allow women to prolong their competitive golf careers on the model of the PGA Tour Champions for men.From 1996 to 2000, retired LPGA golfer Jane Blalock worked to organize a new senior golf tour for older and often retired LPGA golfers.

After receiving support from 24 other founding members and a 3-year sponsorship program from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, The Women’s Senior Golf Tour debuted in August 2000 in Green Bay, Wisconsin with a minimum age of 43 and a $500,000 purse, with $75,000 going to the winner.

Around 30,000 people attended over three days. The senior tour paid a fee to the LPGA for permission to involve active LPGA players, but otherwise remained independent.

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