Teenage ace Hugo picks up another two county titles

Hugo Kedzlie
Hugo Kedzlie
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Spalding Golf Club’s talented junior member Hugo Kedzlie retained his county Under 14 and Under 16 titles after scoring a 36-hole nett 136 total at Holme Hall Golf Club in Scunthorpe.

But the 13-year-old just failed to complete an amazing treble after missing out on the Under 18 title in a sudden death play-off.

Kedzlie shot rounds of 67 (nett 63) and 77 (nett73) and, with his gross 144 total, was the undisputed leader until the final group of the 50 entries came in, when Sam Done (70+74=144), of Kenwick Park Golf Club in Louth, matched his score to force a play-off.

Kedzlie won the toss and and put his tee shot pin high about 20 feet from the hole on the par three tenth hole in the play-off with Done getting about five feet closer.

Kedzlie putted well to give himself a tap-in but his opponent sank his putt for a birdie to take the boys championship title.

Kedzlie, who now plays off a handicap of two, and Done will now progress to the England and Midland area champion of champions events later in the year.

n The first round of the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy was played recently and the in-form Ian Ford will take a one-stroke lead into the final round in August, after scoring a nett 66 (87-21).

Rob Stimson (82-15=67) holds second spot followed by Dan Hines (70-1=69).

Other leading scores, and all very much still in contention are, 71 – Wayne Flowers, Phil Wakefield, Gary Palmer; 72 – Richard Parker, Phil Packard, Simon Rothwell, Raich Growdridge; 73 – Jerry Philo, Phil Tweddell, John Carrott, Simon Richardson; 74 – Chas Lacey.

The mixed open day entries were well up on last year with 27 teams of four competing from 22 clubs, ranging from Macclesfield to Grimsby.

The home club’s Chris and Elaine Hancock, Wayne Wallace and Mags McArdle came out on top with a superb 113 points with a quartet from Toft in second with 109.

Max and Anne Ellis, Graham Hutchings and Sue Orwin claimed third on countback with 108, just edging out a team from Elton Furze.

Max Ellis was also successful in the 2’s competition, while £276 was raised on the day for charity.