Ace play at boys’ county finals

Callum Farr

Durham and Wiltshire hold the advantage after today’s foursomes at the final of the Boys’ County Championship – despite an ace display from Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr.

The 17-year-old, who was playing with Ben Jones against Durham, holed his tee shot on the 133-yard fifth hole. Farr’s shot, with a seven-iron, was his third hole in one, but his first in competition and it put the pairing one up. It also set them on course for an emphatic 6/4 win and maintained their 100 per cent winning record in the championship so far.

But Durham had the upper hand in both the other matches and went in for lunch with a 2-1 lead, with Chris Handy and Will Marshall winning 5/3, while Jack Ainscough and Tom Skelton were 5/4 winners.

Wiltshire were on the back foot after yesterday’s foursomes, but surged back in the singles to halve their match under pressure – and showed the same character this morning to lead Hampshire 2-1.

Both teams had a win apiece and Wiltshire’s Dom Burgess and Tom Stagg were clear leaders in the final game, getting to four up after 14 holes. But Hampshire’s Jason Stokes and Josh Sturt were far from finished and won the 15th, 16th and 17th with a run of birdie, birdie, par to reduce the deficit to one hole.

However, the Wiltshire par stopped the charge with a par four on the last, which halved the hole and gave them a one-up win.

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