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Fourth place for Norfolk’s Andy Marshall in his first PGA East region event

PUBLISHED: 15:11 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 16 June 2017

Andrew Marshall in action at the London Open at the West Essex Golf Club. Picture Tony Rushmer

Andrew Marshall in action at the London Open at the West Essex Golf Club. Picture Tony Rushmer

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Norfolk’s Andy Marshall signed off with two birdies in his closing three holes to grab a share of fourth place in the London Open – the first PGA East region event he has played.

Marshall, 43, shot rounds of 71 and 70 at West Essex Golf Club to finish at one-over-par – two behind the winner Steve Cipa.

Marshall said: “I finished birdie-par-birdie, which is always quite pleasing. It was a course that I haven’t played before and I found it tricky but I hit the ball quite well.”

He also plans to play two more of the East’s Order of Merit two-dayers later in the season.

Marshall added: “I’ll play a handful of events and am quite looking forward to it because the travelling is a lot easier. It’s quite nice to just get in the car whenever you want and drive down the road – much more enjoyable.”

Eaton’s head PGA professional Mark Allen also played some decent golf as he finished tied- 16th in an 80-strong field.

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