GOLF: Experienced Carl and hot prospect Hugo land cup

Young gun: Hugo Kedzlie.
Young gun: Hugo Kedzlie.

CARL Reedman and ten-year-old Hugo Kedzlie played a great back nine to win Spalding Golf Club’s Course Steward’s Cup.

The men’s winter league competition began last November when 54 pairs competed in all weather conditions. The winners and six best runners-up then played a knockout stage to leave two pairs to contest the final for the cup.

The final, a fourball betterball matchplay format, brought together two of the club’s best young prospects in opposition, 14-year-old Oliver Mitchell (6 handicap), partnered with Mark Dodds (11), and Kedzlie (15) with the experienced Reedman.

With both pairs winning early holes, including a birdie four at the third by Mitchell, gave him and Dodds an advantage which they held on to, to be one up at the turn.

Birdies at the 11th, by Reedman, and Kedzlie at the 12th turned the match in their favour and further wins came from Kedzlie’s par on the 14th followed by his nett birdie on the 15th put them in control.

Reedman and Kedzlie then sealed their victory with a half on the 16th to win 3&2 to take the trophy.

The losing semi-finalists were Sean Stewart and Joe Slater, and Andrew Elms and Trevor Horrocks.

• FULL golf round-up in Tuesday’s Lincs Free Press.