Late birdie clinches Hampshire Salver for Hilleard

Josh Hilleard

England's Josh Hilleard kept his impressive form going with a one-shot win in the weekend’s prestigious Hampshire Salver.

The trophy is awarded to the player with the best total from the 72 holes played during Saturday’s Selborne Salver at Blackmoor Golf Club and Sunday’s Hampshire Hog at North Hants.

Hilleard (Farrington Park) was level par overall, having been fifth in the Selborne Salver on one-over par, and joint runner-up in the Hampshire Hog on one-under.

He clinched his win with a birdie-par finish in the Hog, to leapfrog Tom Robson (Rowlands Castle), who had the misfortune to close with a double bogey on the 17th, followed by par on 18.

This is Hilleard’s second individual win of the new season, following his success in the Berkhamsted Trophy earlier this month. He was also a member of the winning England team in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in January. He is a member of the England Golf men's A squad.

James Walker (The Oaks) won the Selborne Salver with a pair of 68s for a two-under total which put him one clear of Jack Yule (Middleton Hall) and Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak). Walker is the son of Graham Walker, the lead coach to the England Golf men’ squad.

Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool) was the clear winner of the Hampshire Hog on five-under par and four shots clear of the field. He had rounds of 67 and 68 – and could have been much lower had it not been for his solitary blemish in his second round, a triple bogey seven on the sixth. He came back in style, playing the back nine in four under 31.

Hilleard, Robson and Ryan Fricker (Yelverton) were his closest rivals, each scoring one-under for the event.

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