Hamon awaits Exeter

JAMES HAMON celebrated his 18th birthday with a routine victory in the opening round of golf's new 'major' at La Grande Mare, while mulling over what might lie ahead in his versatile sporting career.

Chips for an 18th birthday tea: James Hamon utilises his excellent short game in the opening stages of his first-round win at La Grande Mare. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1332357)
Chips for an 18th birthday tea: James Hamon utilises his excellent short game in the opening stages of his first-round win at La Grande Mare. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1332357)

JAMES HAMON celebrated his 18th birthday with a routine victory in the opening round of golf's new 'major' at La Grande Mare, while mulling over what might lie ahead in his versatile sporting career.

Hamon's golf career could be shelved soon because he is expected to sign for Exeter City.

'Hopefully I will get some good news from Exeter City because I will then know what I am doing between now and Christmas and if all goes well that means being at Exeter and that would mean I would have to take a back seat from the golf now.'

Hamon defeated wild card Luke Blondel 4 and 3, but the story of the opening evening was a dramatic last-holed victory for the competition's mystery man.

Daniel Griggs sneaked into the last 16 only when island semi-finalist Nigel Vaudin was forced to withdraw.