Golf: Cam is the man
PUBLISHED: 12:04 27 July 2011
WITH the wind gusting, three championships and one cup were up for grabs as members went head to head at Saffron Walden's Windmill Hill course.
Cam Brown was the headline act as he romped home to not only win the club championship, but also claim the Summer Cup and junior championship trophy as well.
After carding a par 72 score when only eight players broke 80 in difficult conditions on Saturday, Brown won by three shots in Sunday’s second round after runner up Rob Booth fired out of bounds on the 18th.
Saturday’s nett score of 69 sealed the Summer Cup, and Brown comfortably the best under 18 player over the weekend carding a three over 146.
Speaking after his success he said: “It is great to get my name on the Club Championship trophy, and to win the others as well feels fantastic.
“Congratulations to Bill Rutherford on winning the Seniors’ Championship, and thank you to my playing partners over the weekend. The course was in brilliant condition, so thank you Philip Davis and all the greenkeepers for this.
“Thank you also to Chris Standen for all his hard work in organising the competitions. This is a weekend I will never forget.”
The teenager had the relatively simple task of finding the green from the tee and two-putting to claim the most prestigious title at the club.
Booth finished three shots adrift, with Olly Tuck claiming third place one shot further back. Rutherford, playing in the penultimate group, returned a fantastic score of 75 to claim the Seniors’ Championship by two shots from defending champion Steve Plumb.
With a dropped shot from Brown on the 16th, his lead was reduced to one shot, and after a pair of bogeys on 17 from Brown and Booth, the lead remained at one coming down the last hole.
Booth had the honour on the tee but with an exciting finish and par three shootout in prospect he found the wall protecting the clubhouse patio, handing the win to Brown in front of a packed balcony of spectators and players.
• Following the efforts of the men, the Ladies Championships took place the following Tuesday and Linda Kelsey took the honours for the tenth time with a score of 171 over two rounds.
The Runner-up with second lowest overall gross score was Jackie Smith with 173. The bronze trophy winner (21-30 handicap and lowest overall gross) was Marjory Smith with 195 and the runner up with 199 was Di Sammons. The Thomson Trophy (lowest overall nett) was won by Jane Perkins.
In the Senior Championships played over 18 holes, the Sheila Wilby Trophy (lowest overall gross) went to Gillian L’Angellier (90) and the runner up was Mrs Pat Clarke (94), The Holwood Bowl (winner lowest nett) was Anthea Boon (74).