Record seventh win for Worthing Golf Club in Pav Trophy

Worthing Golf Club's Pav Trophy winners
Worthing Golf Club's Pav Trophy winners

WORTHING Golf Club won the Sussex Inter-Club Matchplay championship for a record seventh time on Saturday when they beat East Sussex National 8½-3½.

ESN put up a brave defence of the PAV Trophy at Haywards Heath but were powerless to prevent Worthing winning their second title in three years.

Worthing won the foursomes 2½-1½ and then sealed the win with a 6-2 success in the singles.

England youth international Toby Tree led the way for Worthing in the singles with a 7&6 win over Mark Budd in the opening match.

Victories for the next three out, Peter Tarver-Jones (3&2), Tim Martin (5&4) and Nigel Harrington (2&1), meant Worthing had clinched the trophy with four matches still ongoing.

In the remaining matches, Joe Doherty went down 3&2 but Scott Nightingale cruised to a 6&5 victory and David Tulley and Jack Bartlett halved their matches.

In the foursomes, Martin and Tree had won 6&5 and Bartlett and Harrington enjoyed a 2&1 success.

Doherty and Nightingale halved their match, while Tulley and Tarver-Jones lost one down.

In the Plate final, The Dyke beat Crowborough Beacon 8½-3½.