FRILFORD Heath held their nerve to win the Core Golf UK Oxfordshire Foursomes League KO Cup for the fourth time in five years.

Both their points in the 2-1 win against Tadmarton Heath in the final at Kirtlington were only confirmed on the 18th green.

Dean Newbold and Ashley Walton sealed the opening point against Andy Laird and Barry Pawley.

Joel Smith and Matt Draper responded to level with an emphatic 6 & 5 victory over Lee White and Jack Hemmings.

The final match was in the balance and went the distance, but Jamie Burns and Matt Green won the 18th hole against Lewis Bullard and James Ellis to finish two holes up.

It denied Tadmarton a double, having secured the Section 1 title a week earlier thanks to Frilford’s loss in their final match to bottom side Burford.

Elsewhere, North Oxford’s Stuart Wells had a hole-in-one at the ninth in their 6-2 loss at Newbury & Crookham.



KO Cup final

Tadmarton Heath 1, Frilford Heath 2 (Tadmarton scores first): A Laird & B Pawley lost to D Newbold & A Walton 2 holes, J Smith & M Draper bt L White & J Hemmings 6 & 5, L Bullard & J Ellis lost to J Burns & M Green 2 holes.


Pimms Cup rd 1: 1 R Oaks 38pts (cb), 2 J East 38, 3 G Lucas 37.

Midweek stableford: 1 W Dymond 33pts, 2 S Young 31, 3 D Wynne-Jones 30.

Mixed club match: Newbury & Crookham 6, North Oxford 2.

Ladies’ Daily Mail Qualifiers: 1 S Stewart & M Rhymes nett 73.5, 2 A Barras & J Brightman 78.5.