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Watson Leading By One in New Orleans

Written by  on Saturday, 30 April 2011
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Bubba Watson is leading by one stroke after Friday's second round of the New Orleans Classic.

For the second consecutive day the American claimed an eagle on the 11th, creeping into an early lead just ahead of Josh Teater.

After the first day, the 32-year-old was sharing first place with Matt Jones at six under. But on Friday the Australian dropped back to fourth - alongside four others, including Dean Wilson, who shot the best round that day at 64.

But after a great round of 68 on Friday, with three birdies on the 13th, 14th and 17th holes, Watson no doubt has his eye on his second PGA Tour title of the season.

He remains modest however, and said: "I've just putted really well, hit a lot of good tee shots and stayed out of the water as much as possible."

England's Luke Donald will certainly be feeling the need to step up his game over the weekend, after finishing Friday eight under.

After losing out at The Heritage last weekend, he's chasing the world number one ranking on Sunday - but his short game needs a little work to compete with the top of the leaderboard at TPC Louisiana.

He took 30 putts in his first two rounds - which is a lot, he admits, even for him.

"I think the greens are only going to get firmer. They're already starting to turn a little yellow in colour, so it will be a tough weekend. Hopefully I can find my speed on the greens which wasn't that great the last couple of days and make some putts," he added.

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Andrew manages all aspects of Sandford Springs including Food and Beverage, Golf, Finance and Memberships.

Andrew originally met the Chairman, Paul Gibbons, when he was an assistant Golf Pro at Reading Golf Club 28 years ago.

Interestingly, 15 years later Andrew was giving Paul a series of lessons, during which he mentioned there was a club in Hampshire which was up for sale. After going to visit the club, Mr Gibbons ended up buying Sandford Springs. 

Andrew joined the company a couple of years later and six years on, he became the General Manager at the club they had first discussed all that time ago.

Andrew has a deep passion for the game of golf, which aids his enthusiasm in all his endeavours at Sandford Springs. Aside from playing, he enjoys simply being around the golf club and takes a great interest in looking after his members.

He believes that the atmosphere at Sandford Springs is second to none and finds it such a pleasure to be involved with the club that, in his own words – "Sometimes it doesn't even feel like work".

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