Richard Sadler proved that it is not necessary to play regular competitive golf to retain sharpness by winning the Newquay pro-am with a five-under-par round of 64.

The Killiow club professional has decided to step back from playing to concentrate on club affairs this season and is only active in his native county. This was only his fifth outing this summer and his first victory. He carded seven birdies and dropped just two shots in the club’s 125th anniversary event.

Halves of 31 and 33 brought a two-shot advantage over Plymouth-based former Tour winner Scott Drummond who has enjoyed himself in his first year playing regional golf. His first birdie came at the ninth and he picked up shots at 13, 15 and 18 after dropping his only shot at the 14th.

Richard O’Hanlon (St Kew), another player who dominates Cornish golf, was four under par after his fourth birdie at the eighth but he shed shots at the ninth and 11th to finish in a tie for third on 67.

Inevitably James Ruth (China Fleet) continued his great run this year by matching 67. He was three under after 12 before he dropped his only shot at the 16th.

Grant Slater (Trevose), Ben Martin (Exeter) and Barry Austin (Downes Crediton) followed on level par, each making three birdies and three birdies.

Slater added to his winnings by leading the best team on 84, followed a shot behind by Austin with Kevin Harper (East Devon) third on 81.