The Wheeler Salver Final 2019

The final of the County Match Play Championship took place as always on the Gog Magog Old Course and was contested by Tom Rogers of Gog Magog and Jeremy Baldwin of Nene Park.

Tom, a regular member of the County A team that won the Anglian League this year, was trying to go one better than last year where he lost in the final to Owen Davies.

His opponent Jeremy has been a stalwart of the County Seniors team this year that won both the Anglian Seniors League and the Midland East Seniors League.

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It was golf of a high standard from the word go as Baldwin holed a 30 footer uphill at the 2nd for a birdie only for Rogers to follow him in with a 15 footer downhill..

Rogers then went 1 up at the 3rd with a 4 foot birdie putt.

After 7 holes Rogers was 3 under par and 2 up. Baldwin then cut the deficit with a birdie 4 at the eight hole and a three putt by Rogers at the ninth saw the match all square at the turn. Both players were out in 33 strokes.

Unfortunately Jeremy lost a ball at the 10th to go one down. Halves in par followed on the next 3 holes until Jeremy squared the match on the 14th with a birdie after knocking it on in two shots with two mighty blows for a Senior.

Tom secured a great half at fifteen from the right green side bunker as the match remained all square with just three holes to play.

Jeremy made a great par on the long 16th hole after hitting the green in two but unfortunately Tom missed the green and failed to make par to go 1 down.

It was all over at the 17th when Tom hit the left green side bunker and failed with his par putt and Jeremy coolly holed from 5 feet for the match.

The final was played in a great spirit and watched by the County President David Orwell and refereed by County Secretary Alan Duggins.

It has been a successful year for both CAGU golfers with Tom winning the County Foursomes Championship with Luke Ryan of Ely City and Jeremy losing a sudden death play off to Mick Heron of Gog Magog for the Seniors Championship.