Going down 15 the tension was growing with just one hole in it, and Jack hit a fantastic second shot to six foot from the flag, while Alan was on the fringe around 30 foot away, Jack missed his birdie put but Alan then failed to make par from five feet which meant that he was 2-down with three to play. Both players hit good tee shots down 16 and had 25 foot birdie putts each - neither dropped. 2-up with two to play, things were definitely going Jack's way.
Alan and Jack both had similar length putts on the par-3 17th after two good tee shots, Alan to putt first and it was heading for the middle of the cup but agonisingly stopped in the jaws, an inch short! Jack needed two putts from around 20 feet to seal the deal, rolled his first one up to around 4 foot, and as he was putting well it looked a forgone conclusion but the ball was heading for the hole and seamed to defy gravity, horse-shoeing back out! A lifeline had been dealt to Alan, 1-down with one to play!
Going down 18 the light was getting very dim, and Jack was looking a little frustrated with what happened down 17, whereas Alan looked like he had some belief again. Jack hit his tee shot wayward and towards the driving range net, but it was in bounds in the rough about 180 yards from the hole, while Alan hit one of his best drives of the day, middle of the fairway, 155 from the hole. Jack had a bad lie and subsequently only managed to advance his ball around 120 yards down the fairway, while Alan fired in a lovely 7 iron to the middle of the green about 25 feet from the hole, the crowd were on edge at this point as the match could go either way!
This is when Jack pulled off arguably the shot of the day; faced with a 60 yard pitch with the momentum against him and his opponent putting for birdie, knowing he needed to hit it close to give himself a chance of clinching the match. The crowd looked on as Jack hit a beautifully struck wedge shot, exactly pin high, one bounced, stop, five foot left of the flag! Absolutely fantastic shot at a crucial time. After Alan's birdie putt slipped past the left edge of the hole, Jack calmly stepped up and this time found the centre of the cup to claim victory; 1-up.
It was a fantastic match which was full of twists and turns, and Jack fully deserved to claim the victory, especially after such a fantastic shot under the greatest of pressure.
Congratulations Jack, we're sure this will be the first of many!