Martin is the countback king at Saffron Walden Golf Club’s Easter Trophy event
PUBLISHED: 11:32 01 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:46 01 April 2016
Louis Martin triumphed in both the gross and nett events at Saffron Walden Golf Club’s prestigious Junior Easter Trophy competition.
The event was delayed by squally rain and strong gusts of wind but as conditions improved so did the golf with 15-year-old Martin winning both events on countback.
Shooting a gross 80, Martin finished ahead of Callum Brooks.
Brooks, four over par after 13 holes, saw his chances of a win disappear as he bogeyed three of the last four holes, while Martin, after birdies on the ninth and 12th holes, regained confidence to shoot one over par on the back nine.
Martin’s strong ending led to a nett 75, equal to Jonathon Jenkins, who came second.
All the players had found the conditions difficult, and the greens testing.
A nine hole competition was run alongside the major trophies to encourage higher handicapped juniors to play.
This was won by the only girl in the field, Hettie Carter with a commendable gross 47.