Welwyn Garden City Golf Club’s delight at Tom Lewis victory

PUBLISHED: 17:27 20 October 2011 | UPDATED: 17:38 20 October 2011

Tom Lewis, from Britain, holds his trophy after winning the Portugal Masters Golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Victoria golf course in Vilamoura, southern Portugal. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)

Tom Lewis, from Britain, holds his trophy after winning the Portugal Masters Golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Victoria golf course in Vilamoura, southern Portugal. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)

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TOM Lewis supporters at WGC Golf Club cheered their man on to a sensational victory in the Portugal Masters at weekend.

The club in Mannicotts screened the action as the 20-year-old scooped his first professional tournament win at just the third attempt.

David Spring, general manager of WGC Golf Club, said: “We had it on the TV on Sunday and a lot of members were in.

“The win takes a lot of pressure off him as he doesn’t have to worry about Tour School, he can just concentrate on his game.”

The day after his success, Lewis was back on familiar ground with a visit to his home club.

“Tom was back here on Monday doing some bits with Sky Sports,” added Mr Spring.

“He’s delighted and so are we, it’s fantastic for him. His management company (IMG) is happy for him to do photo shoots and TV interviews here, it’s all good publicity for us.

“Everyone here loves seeing Tom when he is back home.”

The club’s most famous golfing son is of course Sir Nick Faldo.

He too is paying close attention to the exploits of Lewis, on Monday he tweeted the Welwyn Hatfield Times “congrats Tom .. off to a flyer!”

After popping in to WGC, Tom then flew off to Spain on Tuesday, for the start of today’s (Thursday’s) Castelló Masters in Valencia.

He finished the first round with a level-par 71.


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