Kipp Popert claimed his sixth G4D Tour victory with a dominant seven-stroke defence of his G4D Tour @ Betfred British Masters title at The Belfry.
It was the Englishman’s second success of the 2023 G4D Tour season, following on from his victory at the Australian All Abilities Championship in December.
Played ahead of this week’s Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo, the tournament was the sixth event of the G4D Tour’s 2023 season.
Starting the day with a two-stroke lead after an opening two under par round 70, he saw his lead increase to five after birdies on the opening two holes. He then cancelled out a bogey on the fifth with his third gain of the day on the sixth and then made the turn one under par.
He came home in one under after birdies on the 15th and 17th holes, closing his round with a bogey to sign for a four under par total and a seven-stroke win from Canadian Kurtis Barkley and Ireland’s Brendan Lawlor.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet, but to go back-to-back is awesome,” said Popert. “It’s awesome to do it here at The Belfry and a big thanks to Ben, my caddie. He also went to Uni with me, he’s a good friend and really helped me out there.
“My coach, Steven Orr, has really taught me about course planning and preparation. We shot log everything so we know exactly what shots I’ve hit and we can use that later in rounds, that really helps save a lot of shots.
“It was really good to get it over the line. I played with Kurtis today, he’s one of my best mates out here and we’re house sharing in a few weeks at the US Adaptive Open. It’s great fun and I really enjoyed playing today.”
Lawlor, who won the inaugural G4D Open at Woburn last month, carded a one over par 73 and was joined in second place on three over par by Barkley, who lost out to Popert in a play-off at last year’s G4D Tour @ Betfred British Masters
Italian Tomasso Perrino finished one stroke further back in fourth place on four over par.