ENGLAND amateur Lee Corfield may have failed to win a European Tour card, but he is clearly comfortable in the company of professionals on the Gloucester and Somerset PGA circuit.
The exciting Somerset county player from Burnham defied a cold north-easterly wind at Bath to play one of his most formidable rounds of the season.
He shot a seven-under-par 64 and picked up seven shots in an incredible front nine of 29.
He made birdies at 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 and an eagle three at the sixth.
All sorts of records seemed possible, but he simply carded level par on his inward nine.
He dropped his only shot on the par-three 11th and gained his sixth and final birdie on the 12th.
But he was four clear of his nearest challenger John Goymer (Wheathill).
West Region PGA order of merit winner Mark Plummer (Golf Mania) and Woodspring amateur Nick Mills shared third on 71.
James Hanney (Knowle) won the first Gloucester and Somerset PGA overseas Pro-am by nine shots at Champ de Bataille in Normandy.
He carded 71 and 70 for a three-under-par 141 with five birdies and only two bogeys in 36 holes. Ben Sandry (Taunton and Pickeridge, 73, 77) and David Haines (Brean, 77, 73) shared second with Paul Deeprose (Windwhistle, 78, 76) fourth. Hanney also won the team prize helped by Gloucestershire county teenager Shane Winstone, John Crompton and Jerry Coates who shot 21-under-par 267.
Sandry, Adrian Barratt, Marino Griffiths and Neil Grout were second on 279, beating Deeprose Phil Cook, Julian Ing and Mike Burt on countback.
Yeovil assistant Gareth Pledger made an eagle and three birdies in his level par 71 that was good enough to win the PGA medal at Mendip.
Nigel Beer (Minehead), James Taylor (Kendleshire) and amateurs Nick Mills and George Morgan (Mendip) shot 76.