WRAG Barn Golf Club's Drayton brothers held their nerve to win the Wiltshire Men's County Foursomes title after a tense play-off at Kingsdown Golf Club, near Box.

Max Drayton, the current Wrag Barn club champion and younger brother Guy, Wrag's junior captain and the junior champion at his club and Broome Manor, prevailed in a sudden-death play-off against county players Jay Kitching and Simon Futcher (Broome Manor) and Gary Slade and James Cooper (Bowood & Cumberwell Park).

The opening round saw Slade and Cooper (Bowood and Cumberwell Park) tied at the top with David Lewis and Malcolm Ford (Marlborough) on 73 (one over par).

A shot further back were last year's champions Tom Law and Michael Cox (Broome Manor) and ex-county captain and former foursomes winner Jez Tomlinson (Marlborough) and ex-England men's golf captain Colin Edwards (Cumberwell Park, with Kitching and Futcher next.

As Lewis and Ford faded along with Law and Cox, Wiltshire county captain Ali James and Joe Retford (Cumberwell Park) carded a level-par 72 to move into sixth place, with Cumberwell's Mark Snape and Rick Smart (Kingsdown) fourth after a 72.

The Drayton's improved on their morning round by 10 shots to card a three-under-par 69, with Kitching and Futcher tied alongside them after a 73 and Slade and Cooper also there.

The first play-off hole was halved before Kitching and Futcher bowed out after the second.

On the third play-off hole, Cooper's approach landed around 10 feet from the hole, but was bettered by the elder Drayton, who landed two feet away.

Slade's birdie putt missed, leaving Guy Drayton to hole out to secure the win,


County champions: Max and Guy Drayton 148 (Wrag Barn); Runners up: Gary Slade and James Cooper 148 (Bowood and Cumberwell); 3 Mark Snape and Richard Smart 149 (Cumberwell and Kingsdown); 4 Jez Tomlinson and Colin Edwards 150 (Marlborough and Cumberwell).

Nett champions: Jay Kitching and Simon Futcher 146 (Broome Manor); Runners up: Rory Cameron and Thomas Scullion 147 (Upavon); Best Nett am: David Lewis and Malcolm Ford 67.5 (Marlborough); Best Nett pm: Alex Ballard and David Bauer 72 (Marlborough).