JOE Retford wrapped up his second county trophy in the space of two days as he was crowned Wiltshire Boys champion.

The 16-year-old added the trophy to the individual prize he had won at the county Junior Team Shield event 24 hours earlier, when he had finished with the best gross score.

Cumberwell Park’s Retford prevailed in the Wiltshire Boys event after a four-hole sudden-death play-off at North Wilts Golf Club.

The 36-hole event featured a field of 29 players and saw Erlestoke’s James Black seize the early initiative with a superb gross score of 71.

Retford reeled in the gap in the second 18, forcing it to a play-off where he finally holed the winning putt.

Chippenham Golf Club’s Dan Woodley was third, while the best gross score for the first round was by Guy Drayton, of Wrag Barn.

The best nett score over the two rounds was by Tom Scullion, from Upavon GC, with Wrag Barn’s Kyle Campbell second and Dom Samra, of Manor House GC, third.

Cumberwell Park, near Bradford on Avon, had hosted the County Team Shield where Wrag Barn emerged as the winners, ahead of Chippenham.

Bradley Rossiter (Chippenham) claimed the nett individual prize with Retford taking the gross award.

  •  High Post Golf Club in Salisbury is holding their Junior Open on June 18.

Entry forms can be found on their website, with the cost £5.

The event is an order of merit qualifier for all county players.

  •  WILTSHIRE’S seniors, the defending Channel League champions, opened their 2017 campaign with a victory over Somerset at West Wilts GC.

Foursomes wins for Chris Graham and Richard Jeffery and Simon Dymoke and Henry Burt, plus a half for Per-Axel Warensjo and Nigel Phillips ensured morning honours were even.

Wiltshire won the afternoon singles with points from Chris Graham, Richard Jeffery, Henry Burt, Simon Davis and David Lewis, while Nigel Phillips and Simon Dymoke claimed halves.