HILL VALLEY played host to the 'biggest sporting event to hit Whitchurch' as the PGA EuroPro Tour came to town.

The tournament is a developmental series for the top PGA events but still feature pro players from around the country.

While the tournament is mostly reserved for professionals, this year two amateurs were given a wildcard entry, including Harry Beavan and 15 year old Charlie Ashbrook and.

For Charlie, the taking part in the event was an eye opening experience and something he was delighted to be part of.

"It was a good experience to see how the pros play," said Charlie.

"I've been able to see how it works in big events and see the learning curve.

"I've been trying to get better, but I didn't quite make the cut. I didn't play well in the first round so I just went for it in the second, but the puts just didn't fall for me."

Despite the early exit from the tournament, dad and director of golf at Hill Valley, Rob Ashbrook was proud of how is son performed.

"He's represented Hill Valley really well," said Rob. "I'm really proud of him.

"Playing against grown men, he's risen to the challenge."

As part of the management of the golf course, Rob is also pleased that such an important event has paid a visit.

"It's the biggest sporting event to come to Whitchurch for a long time.

"It's a massive event, volunteers from the club have come in to help. It's been a great event."

The tournament itself was won by Todd Clements, who held on to take his second title of the season.

Clements, of Brocket Hall Golf Club, was a few strokes back at the start of the day but made ground with five birdies to his name including two on the tricky 16 and 17 to give himself the one-shot advantage with Richard Mansell and Mitch Waite still on the course.

On victory, Todd said: “Obviously thoroughly enjoying it just being out there doing my thing. Playing pretty solid golf.

"So far it’s paid evident to two great weeks and results.

“I’m over the moon. Keep pushing on and raising the bar. Hopefully another.”