After leading through Round 1 of this year’s BEKO Classic 2012 at Cornelia Golf Club, Turkey, Simon Edwards won his third BEKO Classic title after posting a ten-under par 206 (66, 72, 68).
Edwards set himself up at the beginning of the tournament with a first round score of six-under par, followed up by an understated level-par 72 in Round 2 to ensure he was within touching distance of the top of the final day leaderboard.
The Welshman started steadily with birdies at five and seven to go into the back nine at two-under par. A small blip bogey at ten didn’t get him down as he replied with three consecutive birdies. A bogey at fourteen was duly cleared with a birdie at sixteen, and a par-par finish gave Edwards the four-under 68 required to take the tournament by one shot to fellow countryman Garry Houston, whose initial pair of 70s, along with a five-under par 67, left him at nine-under par (207) for the tournament.
Third place fell to Englishman Jamie Little, finishing on an eight-under par total of 208, with a closing four-under 68, just one shot ahead of fourth place Rhys Enoch, the overnight leader who sadly couldn’t capitalise on his move yesterday, finishing with a one-over par 73 to end at six-under (210) for the tournament.
Round of the day undoubtedly goes to past Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart, whose seven-under par 65 consisted of six birdies, an eagle and sadly a bogey at the final hole, but ensured he earned a place at tie-ninth for the tournament.
Alongside Coltart, Stuart Little crept into the top-10 with a closing four-under 68, also finishing tied with steady sub-par player Zeke Martinez.
The winners of this year’s Amateur team prize was ‘Panpuri’ made up of Kadir Esen, Fehmi Zorlu, and Zeki Zorlu, with a team score of -48 (384).
For more information on the Cornelia Golf Club visit www.corneliaresort.com.