History-making Mynott clinches county crown with record round
PUBLISHED: 10:36 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010
ELY golfer James Mynott is county champion after the competition s first visit to Ramsey. Nineteen-year-old Ely City player Mynott shot a 16-under par 268, the lowest in the 58-year history of the event, to win by six shots from club-mate Lee Yearn. It is
ELY golfer James Mynott is county champion after the competition's first visit to Ramsey.
Nineteen-year-old Ely City player Mynott shot a 16-under par 268, the lowest in the 58-year history of the event, to win by six shots from club-mate Lee Yearn.
It is Mynott's first Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union County Championship title, and he enjoyed a fantastic event, taking home three trophies.
He won the January Cup for the best handicap round on Sunday, and with Yearn, Terry Ryan and Ali Badcock was part of the victorious Ely team.
Playing alongside Gog Magog's Kevin Diss and Lakeside Lodge's David Milburn on the first day, Mynott went round in 66 for his first round and followed that with a 67 to end the first day on 133, nine-under-par.
Yearn was his closest challenger overnight, with 70 and 65 for 135, and Brampton Park's Rob Mallett, whose rounds of 69 and 68 gave him a 135 total.
"I just kept it straight really and even my bad shots went down the middle, and I ended up holing a few putts," commented Mynott on his triumph.
"There was a bit of pressure, but I knew if I played my game I would be good enough to win. The course was very good, the greens were quick and smooth."
It is Mynott's second CAGU title and there must be something about the Ramsey course which is to his liking. His first win came there in last year's foursomes with Jamie LeBrun.
# Barbara Nichols (Saffron Walden) and her graddaughter Katie (Menzies) teamed up to win the Junior/Adult Greensomes at the Old Nene Golf Club.
The pair finished with a fine 42 points, five clear of runners-up Hannah Shaw and Pamela Csernovicz (Gogs)