LUCY Walton ended her junior career on a winning note as she clinched the Worcestershire and Herefordshire Junior Girls’ County Championship for the fifth time.

The Worcestershire Golf Club star now holds the county ladies’ crown and junior girls’ title as she heads off to Loughborough University.

Not only did Walton, who had won the tournament in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, claim best 36-hole gross with rounds of 73 and 71 for a 144 total but also the best nett with 71 and 69 for 140.

The ladies’ Peg Evans Trophy at the Malvern Wells club saw Division One’s Pat Rose card 39 stableford points to secure the silverware by one stroke from Division Two’s Joan Herbert.

Both were several shots ahead of their peers in a 39-strong field after outstanding performances.

Jill Piner was second in Division One with 33 on countback from Jackie Marks.

Doreen Hunt took second in Division Two from Hazel Cartledge on 32.

The nine-hole stableford saw a win for Davina Taylor with 19 ahead of Pauline Taylor on 13 and Norma Pottinger on 12.

The Worcestershire men shared the course with their guests in the Hope Cup invitation better-ball.

Three pairings came home with 45 stableford points with Clive Minett and Martin Lafford from Redditch taking the title with 25 on the back nine.

Nev Clarke and Ben Woodward from Worcester Golf and Country Club were second and Jason Allies and Lee Whittall third.

The Seniors’ Tankard Three saw a win for Ken Willett with 41 points ahead of Peter Kirton on 40 and Andy Colston on 38.

The Worcestershire’s ladies won all four games at home to Kington.

The wins recorded were match captain Di Wilde and Anne Garner 3&1, Joyce Duncan and Christine Goody 7&6, Brenda Jones and Julie Saunders 5&4 and Pauline Savage and Jill Brierly 4&3.

The seniors put up a good fight at The Vale.

Home advantage proved crucial and the visitors went down 5-3.

Winners for The Worcestershire were Nigel Teale and Stan Jones one-up, Allan Davies and Andrew Colston 2&1 and Pete Basten and Denver Davies 6&5.

Diane Meakin and Betty Hakes represented The Worcestershire in the England Golf Trust Stableford Pairs national final at King’s Norton.

Meanwhile, Fergus Milton defeated his older brother to lift The Worcestershire’s Junior Championship Trophy. 

The victory saw the talented 15-year-old’s handicap of 16 drop to 14. 
His gross 80 brought him home several strokes ahead of two recent winners Grace Bowen, who took the runner-up slot, and his brother Finlay in third. 

The consistent Harry Brimmell was again in the mix with the best nett prize while Isaac Wise won the nine-hole competition. 

The event was well supported by an enthusiastic band of juniors and club captain John Williams complimented them on the standard of their play, courtesy and conduct on the course.