Rothley Park’s Matthew Cort (above) shot a stunning first round 63 to set up his second Midlands Masters victory.

Cort added a second round of 66 to finish three shots clear of Sutton Coldfield’s Andrew Cheese at Kedleston Park.

Simon Lilly (Wellingborough) was a shot further back as Cort added this year’s Masters title to the one he won in 2007.

The Leicestershire golfer got off to a flying start with four birdies and an eagle on the front nine of his first round. He added four birdies with a just the one blemish for his 63 in the morning to take a one-shot lead over Lilly.

In the afternoon he notched another seven birdies with just the one bogey to keep his rivals at arms length.

Cort said: “It’s a cracking tournament and we’ve played on a great course. I love the course and it’s the second time I’ve won it now. It’s not a walkover this course but it does produce low scores.”

He added: “It was low scoring in the Pro-Am so I didn’t know what to expect. The course is pretty soft with the greens so that’s why the scoring is so low. It is probably some of the best golf I’ve played over 36 holes, I had a couple of bogeys but I kept in play and tried to hole some putts and it equals my best ever score.

“My iron shots were good you’ve got to hit the fairways then with the soft conditions you can really fire it in there. I was seven under after 10 holes but you’re still wary because one bad shot can ruin it. It is brilliant to win it again and I’m chuffed.”

The win took Cort to the top of the PGA in England (Midlands) Order of Merit standings with 615 points but he is only five points clear of Lilly. Third place is held by South Staffordshire’s Peter Baker on 500, with Lincoln Golf Centre’s Paul Streeter (495) and Cheese (490) completing the top five.

The top three players at the end of the season will qualify for the Titleist PGA Play-Offs on the PGA Sultan Course, at Antalya Golf Club, Turkey.

  Pos   Player Scoring To ParRoundsTotalPoints
Prize Fund
TotalThruCurrent 12

1expand England   Matthew Cort   Rothley Park Golf Club -15F-66366129270.00 £1,500.00 

2expand England   Andrew Cheese   Sutton Coldfield Golf Club -12F-66666132240.00 £968.80 

3expand England   Simon Lilly   Wellingborough Golf Club -11F-36469133220.00 £680.80 

4expand England   James Whatley   Morley Hayes Golf -8F-46868136200.00 £535.00 

T5expand England   Craig Shave   Whetstone Golf Club -7F-46968137185.00 £399.60 

T5expand England   Mark Smith   Erewash Valley Golf Club -7F-77265137185.00 £399.60 

T7expand England   Daniel Wood   Brampton Heath Golf Centre -6F-47068138165.00 £299.80 

T7expand England   Joshua Thornton -6F-47068138165.00 £299.80 

T7expand England   Stuart Davis   Kedleston Park Golf Club -6F-57167138

T10expand England   Daniel Greenwood   Forest Pines Golf Club -5F-26970139145.00 £217.60 

T10expand England   Christopher Evans   Wishaw Golf Club -5F+16673139145.00 £217.60 

T12expand England   Jak Hamblett   Handsworth Golf Club -4F-37169140120.00 £163.84 

T12expand England   Jack Lynch   Horsley Lodge Golf Club -4F-27070140120.00 £163.84 

T12expand England   Ian Walley   Kedleston Park Golf Club -4F-16971140120.00 £163.84 

T12expand England   John-Paul Banbury   Moor Hall Golf Club -4F-37169140120.00 £163.84 

T12expand England   Paul Streeter   Lincoln Golf Centre -4F+26674140120.00 £163.84 

17expand England   Peter Baker   South Staffs Golf Club -3F+16873141105.00 £148.00 

T18expand England   Andrew Jones   Stonebridge Golf Club -1F-2737014395.00 £131.47 

T18expand England   Nicholas Taylor   Kedleston Park Golf Club -1F-1727114395.00 £131.47 

T18expand England   Andrew Willey   Notts Golf Club -1F-3746914395.00 £131.47 

T21expand England   Daniel Clarke   Market Rasen & District Golf C EFE727214477.40 £88.00 

T21expand England   Scott Emery   Woodhall Spa Golf Club EFE727214477.40 £88.00 

T21expand Wales   Matthew Harrison   Burghill Valley Golf Club EF-2747014477.40 £88.00 

T21expand Ireland   Shane Peacock   Oakmere Park Golf Club EFE727214477.40 £88.00 

T21expand England   Phillip Edwards   Phil Edwards Golf EF+1717314477.40 £88.00 

T26expand England   Joseph Smoothy   Robert Rock Golf Academy +1F+5687714560.50 £63.33 

T26expand England   Alec Smith   Trentham Park Golf Club +1FE737214560.50 £63.33 

T26expand England   Matt McGuire   Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club +1F+3707514560.50 £63.33 

T26expand England   Brian Rimmer   Little Aston Golf Club +1FE737214560.50 £63.33 

T26expand England   Adam White   Perton Park Golf Club +1F+1727314560.50 £63.33 

T26expand England   James Stafford   Burton On Trent Golf Club +1F-1747114560.50 £63.33 

T32expand England   Matthew Whelband   Park Hill Golf Club +2F-4786814650.00 

T32expand England   Levi Desmond   De Vere Belton Woods +2F-17571146

T34expand England   Owen Evans   Three Hammers Golf Complex +3F+2737414743.00 

T34expand England   Jeremy Nicholls   Ledene Golf Centre +3FE757214743.00 

T34expand England   Daniel Hewitt   Newcastle Under Lyme Golf Club +3F+2737414743.00 

T34expand England   Thomas Rastall   Sleaford Golf Club +3F+1747314743.00 

T34expand England   Alasdair Thomas   Wollaton Park Golf Club +3F+5707714743.00 

T34expand England   Lee Clarke   Beeston Fields Golf Club +3F+4717614743.00 

T40expand England   Steve Carter   Walmley Golf Club +4F+3737514835.00 

T40expand England   James Crompton   Kenilworth Golf Club +4F+2747414835.00 

T42expand England   Ian Lyner   Leicestershire Golf Club +5F+5727714928.00 

T42expand England   Henry Walton   Stanton on the Wold Golf Club +5F+3747514928.00 

T42expand England   Mark Butler   Mark Butler Golf Academy +5F+1767314928.00 

T42expand England   Shane Owen   Trentham Golf Club +5F+2757414928.00 

T42expand England   Kevin Taylor   Brailsford Golf Course & Drivi +5F+3747514928.00 

T47expand England   Craig Swinburn   Riverbank Driving Range +6F+2767415019.00 

T47expand England   Shaun Ball   South Staffs Golf Club +6FE787215019.00 

T47expand England   Adam Myers   Northants County Golf Club +6F+3757515019.00 

T47expand England   David McNicholas   Normanby Hall Golf Club +6F+1777315019.00 

T51expand England   Adrian Carey   Walmley Golf Club +7F+5747715113.00 

T51expand England   Joshua Charnock   Shrewsbury Golf Club +7F+6737815113.00 

T53expand England   Nick Soto   Northampton Golf Club +8F+278741529.50 

T53expand England   Daniel Lowe   Sandwell Park Golf Club +8F+476761529.50 

T55expand England   Ben Challis   Lea Marston Golf Centre +9F+675781537.00 

T55expand England   David Cranage   Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & G +9F+675781537.00 

T55expand Wales   Keith Preece   Burghill Valley Golf Club +9F+774791537.00 

T58expand England   Thomas Cheetham   Chase Golf Club +10F+577771544.50 

T58expand England   Barrie Stevens   Beau Desert Golf Club +10F+676781544.50 

T60expand England   Tim Rouse   Northants County Golf Club +11F+677781552.00 

T60expand England   Richard Challoner   Mark Butler Golf Academy +11F+182731552.00 

T60expand England   James Hale   Maxstoke Park Golf Club +11F+677781552.00 

T63expand England   Simon Booth   Chilwell Manor Golf Club +12F+876801561.00 

T63expand England   Joseph Biggs   Morley Hayes Golf +12F+678781561.00 

T63expand England   Rodney Holt   Silverstone Golf Club +12F+678781561.00 

T63expand England   Paul Bradshaw   Gainsborough Golf Club +12F+678781561.00 

T67expand England   Matthew Southwell   Chase Golf Club +13F+481761571.00 

T67expand England   Richard Reed   Notts Golf Club +13F+580771571.00 

T67expand England   Martyn Brown   Oakmere Park Golf Club +13F+778791571.00 

T67expand England   Luke Howe   Brocton Hall Golf Club +13F+679781571.00 

T71expand England   Mike Gallagher   Farthingstone Hotel & Golf +15F+681781591.00 

T71expand England   Adam Mason   AJM Golf +15F+285741591.00 

T73expand England   William Davies   Melton Mowbray Golf Club +17F+881801611.00 

T73expand England   Jonathan Newham   Mapperley Golf Club +17F+1079821611.00 

T75expand England   David Clark   Birstall Golf Club +18F+684781621.00 

T75expand England   Warwick Holland   Redditch Pitcheroak Golf Club +18F+1278841621.00 

77expand England   James McDowall   Chevin Golf Club +21F+1182831651.00