It’s advantage Yorkshire after the foursomes

Raybould Daughtrey

Yorkshire hold a slight advantage in the title race at the English Boys’ County Championship after beating Hertfordshire 2-1 in this morning’s foursomes.

In the other match, defending champions Wiltshire and their final day opponents, Northamptonshire, shared the points in their session at Cumberwell Park Golf Club.

But, all four teams are still in with a chance of winning the title and, as the singles get underway, the excitement and the tension will rise.

Yorkshire’s Charlie Thornton and Barclay Brown were first to claim their point this morning by 4/3 and, with it, complete their 100 per cent foursomes record.

Matty Raybould and Charlie Daughtrey (Image © Leaderboard Photography) came through a very tight game to win the second point for Yorkshire on the 17th. Behind them Hertfordshire’s Greg Hurley and Harry Gillespie won on the last after holding off the challenge of Sam Bairstow and Tom North who chipped away at a three-hole deficit.

Meanwhile, Northamptonshire’s youngest players, Robin Williams and Charlie Salter, also completed a 100 per cent foursomes record with their 1 up win over Wiltshire.

Minutes earlier, Fergus Robinson and Luke Barney had managed to win the last to square their game and claim a critical half point for Northamptonshire. They had been behind since losing the first and for several holes they were three down to Wiltshire’s Tom Stagg and Dom Burgess.

Wiltshire’s win was scored by James Cooper and Jake Bolton who also led throughout the game. They, too were three ahead at one point but, despite a challenge, they held on to win on the last.