Dave Coupland’s mission is to stay on top of the Order of Merit after securing his second PGA EuroPro Tour championship victory of the year.
Coupland - who shot back-to-back course records this week - made history as he won the FX & Winged Boots Championship at Foxhills Golf Club & Resort in Surrey on Friday, just 15 days after his first EuroPro win in five years.
“I’m playing well and riding a wave,” said Coupland, who won the Ablrate.com Championship in Crewe on July 20.
“I’m on top of the Order of Merit, and I want to stay there.
“It’s tight below me, but it’s important for me to keep playing good golf and stay on top.”
Coupland’s £10,000 winners’ cheque sees him top the earnings with a total of £26,223.75 so far.
But the prize he wants most is a top-five finish which brings promotion to the Challenge Tour and a pass to round two of the European Tour’s Q School.
The Boston golfer, who is attached to Woodhall Spa GC, gave his chances a huge boost last week with three superb rounds which included a course record -11, equalling Sandeep Grewal’s EuroPro Tour record, earned at Whittlebury, which has stood since 2007.
He led from day one, never relinquishing first place.
Wednesday’s eye-catching round of 62 on the par-73 course was followed by 71 on Thursday and 70 on Friday.
“I shot -10 in the Pro-Am the day before, which was crazy,” Coupland added.
“Winning that’s normally a bit of a hoodoo, so I was delighted to go one lower the next day and break the course record a second time.
“The second round was -2 which gave me a two-shot lead going into Friday.
“It was a case of playing par golf in the final round and hoping to pick something up, but that eagle (on the 14th) knocked the wind out of my playing partners a little bit.”
Fellow Boston golfers Billy Spooner (Boston West GC) and Jordan Wrisdale (Boston GC) were also in the money.
Spooner finished T4 on -11 to take home £1,750 and sit fourth in the Order of Merit.
Wrisdale is sixth, finishing this week T41 on -4 to collect £332.50.
Sussex’s Nokia Masters begins tomorrow (Thursday).