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1999 GOLD VASE

 

In its 90th year of running, Mark Side, this year's Brabazon Trophy winner, claimed the Golf Weekly / Golf Illustrated Golf Vase on Saturday 28th August at Walton Heath.

Mark scored rounds of par 72 on The Old Course and 66 (a course record) on The New, giving him a total of 138 - six under par). He held off a strong field including Walker Cup veteran Gary Wolstenholme and Mid-amateur Champion John Kemp.

The tournament looked close to a playoff until Nick Soto from Northants County missed by one stroke on the final hole.

"Winning the Gold Vase caps a very consistent season for me." said Side. "My first round was all fours and threes with no bogeys and I got away with a couple of bad shots thanks to putts that dropped at the right time".

Side is due to make his full England debut in the Home Internationals and has recently applied for qualification for the European Tour.

"I've applied to pre-qualify at either Five Lakes of Chart Hills and after that we'll have to see", said Mark.

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