Jeremy Baldwin lifts Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union Seniors' Championship crown
Jeremy Baldwin overcame a late injury scare to be win the Cambridgshire Area Golf Union Seniors’ Championship for a second time.
A bad knee almost forced him to pull out of the tournament at the Links Golf Club, Newmarket, at the last minute, but the Nene Park Golf Club member was thankful that he teed off.
With birdies on holes one, two, 11 and 17, he scored level par 72, which would have been even better had it not been for bogeys on two of the par fives.
It is the second seniors’ crown for Baldwin, who was triumphant in 2017 and lost in a sudden death play-off to Mick Herron last year.
With the England Golf Champions of Champions event cancelled this year, Baldwin’s reward will be to represent the Midland Golf Union against the UK Seniors’ Golf Association later this month.
Billy McQueeny was runner-up on his home course, three shots adrift with 75, having won the Links’ Senior Championships two weeks previously with 72.
Gog Magog’s Neil Hughes, 73, was third overall with 77, and won the inaugural Masters Trophy.
Fourth spot went to the Links’ John Yuill, whose 77 also earned the inaugural Super Seniors’ Rose Bowl.
Other age group winners were Saffron Walden’s Graham Goodman (55 to 59) wth 78 and John Davies of Brampton Park (60 to 64) with 78. The best net prize was won by Saffron Walden’s Kevin Yates with 73, with Yuill in second.
Joint-county champion Ed Dimambro helped out with registration and live scoring, while CAGU vice-president Alan Duggins was the starter on the first tee.
Next year’s seniors’ championship is at Saffron Walden Golf Club on July 5.