Milton youngsters are Cambs county cup kings once again
Golf - CAGU Junior Friendly Cup
Peterborough Milton’s juniors retained the Cambridgeshire Friendly Cup after a thrilling final against Newmarket at Saffron Walden Golf Club.
They took the honours 2-1 after clinching victory with the final putt on the 18th green.
Milton had reached this stage with good wins over Bourn GC and Ely GC before facing Newmarket who had defeated Gog Magog Juniors en route to the Knockout final
Charlie Armitage and Kai Raymond put the first point on the board for Milton, winning their match 9 and 7 with immaculate golf tee to green.
Charlie’s driving combined with Kai’s short game proved the key to this convincing victory.
Ben Baker and Jacob Williams just missed out in the next game, losing 2 and 1 to a par on the 17th.
It was nip and tuck in the deciding match between Newmarket’s Teddy Hall and Tyler Weaver amd Milton’s Michael Wood and Adam O’Brien .
Wood and O’Brien were two holes up after 14 but the Newmarket boys sank a bird- ie putt to square the match on the 17th.
The Milton pair keep their cool, however, producing two great tee shots at the final par three 18th hole.
And after Newmarket missed their par putt all captain for the day Wood had to do was stop his knees from knocking and tap in. This he managed to the delight of the Milton team and their supporters.
■ Stuart Brown finished sixth in the Saffron Walden Charity Pro-Am on the East PGA circuit.
The Thorpe Wood professional fired a two-under-par 70 and won £290.
The winner with a round of 65 was Glen Portelli from the Old Fold Manor Golf Club.
■ Lucas Bickers won the junior club championship at Nene Park.
He finished with a net 68 to win by two shots from Jacob Williams.
The Milton junior team that retained the Cambs Cup. They are from the left, Jacob Williams, Charlie Armitage, Michael Wood, Ben Baker, Adam O’Brien and Kai Raymond.