Les Bruckner celebrated a 3rd profession hole-in-one as Surrey loved a surprising final-day win over Cornwall to elevate the Senior Males’s County Championship trophy at Thorpeness Golf Membership.
In a whirlwind 10 minutes of singles motion for Surrey on Thursday afternoon, David Boxall chipped in from 20 yards on the 2nd earlier than congratulating his teammate Bruckner who aced the identical gap moments later. The elation continued as only a few minutes after that, Boxall holed an outrageous chip from 50 yards on the third gap, as Surrey went on to safe a convincing 6.5-2.5 win.
Bruckner mentioned of his ace: “I used to be simply getting over a six on the first! I scoped it on the tee at 185 yards and went for a six-iron and thought I’d try to hit a lower off the left-hand entice. I did exactly that and to my shock, it pitched as soon as and I didn’t see it until my taking part in associate bought to the opening, appeared in there and shook my hand!”
Surrey captain Boxall, who went unbeaten on the event with two wins and three attracts, defined: “It was a loopy 10 minutes as I’d tried to do the identical as Les on the 2nd, lacking the inexperienced left after which managing to chip in from 20 yards. I had a fast chat with Les about his hole-in-one and went down the third and holed one from about 50 yards, all the best way across the slope and into the cup! It was simply the quick begin we had been searching for.”
On the win, he added: “It was our intention at the beginning of the yr to try to qualify for these finals for the primary time after which deliver a powerful group to Suffolk after qualifying in Norfolk, and it’s been an incredible expertise. We’ve bought one other closing subsequent week towards Hertfordshire at Blackmoor and after that we will meet at a golf membership and have an enormous celebration with all of the workforce and officers and transfer into the winter with smiles on our faces!”
The event noticed Surrey beat Durham on the opening day, combat again for an amazing draw with Staffordshire on day two, earlier than Thursday’s win over Cornwall. Cornwall themselves had opened with victory over Staffordshire on an exquisite sunny opening day, however had been thrashed 8-1 by Durham on day two to scupper their probabilities of successful the title.
Durham completed second after wins over Cornwall and Staffordshire, as their star man Anth Black was the one participant on the event to go all six matches unbeaten – successful 5 and drawing one. His pairs associate John Kirkpatrick gained 4 from 5 performed, and as a duo, he and Black had been the one pair to win all three of their matches.
Regardless of moist and tough situations on the final day, one of the outstanding rounds of the event got here between Durham’s Bryan Ross and Brian Nelson and Staffordshire’s Mike Deeley and Rob Maxfield. Durham gained the primary two holes earlier than shedding an astonishing eight on the bounce to be six-down after 10. The primary of solely two halved holes got here on the eleventh earlier than the pendulum swung once more, with the Brians managing to win 5 consecutive holes to be simply one-down. Pars on 17 meant Durham had the possibility to salvage an unbelievable draw on the final, however their method took a harsh bounce on the inexperienced and out of bounds to finish the competition two-up to Staffordshire.
Durham’s Nicholas Mansell and Staffordshire’s Duncan Stott had been unbeaten of their three and 4 matches performed respectively on the occasion, whereas Cornwall’s Richard Jones gained all three matches he performed within the event.