David May has won this year’s first Celeb-AM at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. The former Manchester United footballer put on a stunning performance on the Cromwell Course clinching victory with a score of +1 (35).
He fought off competition from the likes of Strictly Come Dancing stars Len Goodman and James Jordan who ended on +2 and +3 respectively.
David was joined out on the course by a whole host of famous faces including Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham MBE, athletics star Kriss Akabusi MBE and former Wales international rugby star Tom Shanklin.
It was ex-England cricketer James Taylor who took an early lead. Teeing off in the first group at 8:30am, he scored +5 (31) which included five birdies.
Two-time Major winner and event host Tony Jacklin CBE commented: “David played extremely well out there today and was certainly a worthy winner. The Celeb-Am always kicks off the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship in style and we had a great selection of stars out on the course today” he said.
“Now, our attentions turn to tomorrow’s main event and seeing who can take an early lead in the Pro-Am and stake a claim for this year’s title.”
There was also a team aspect of today’s proceedings with Champions Speakers edging out team Britvic and Farmfoods 2. Champions Speakers finished on -9 (81) just one stroke ahead of the competition.
In the Tented Village spectators were also treated to a star-studded Q&A session with British athletics stars Kriss Akabusi MBE, Derek Redmond and John Regis MBE.
Ahead of tomorrow’s Professional Championship, a number of pros headed onto the course with Staysure Tour star Gary Wolstenholme MBE heading up the leader board with a score of -4 (40).
Tomorrow is where the event really hots up. The professional element of the week will begin with players fighting it out for the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship title and €50,000 first prize. Battling it out will be 1991 Masters champion Ian Woosnam OBE, European Tour winner Aaron Rai, 1999 Open winner Paul Lawrie OBE and Italian legend Costantino Rocca.
The championship’s first ever disabled professional Mike Browne will also be making his debut at the event.
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