Tuttle finishes runner-up in County final

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Links golfer Marcella 
Tuttle finished runner-up in the Cambs and Hunts Championship at the weekend.

The three day event at St Ives Golf Club started on Friday with a qualifying event, which saw Brain top the leaderboard with a course record score of 71 in the morning for a total of 145.

Tuttle was beaten by Gog Magog’s Tabitha Brain in the final, with the lead changing hands several times in the first nine holes.

But Brain gained a two shot advantage heading into the 13th hole, which was halved, before Tuttle took the 14th and Brain the 15th to remain two in front.

And after hole 16 was halved, Brain’s long accurate drive on the 17th hole found the green which lead to her maiden county title.

Brain capped off a successful weekend with a hat-trick of trophies after winning the Allen Newport Trophy for the best scratch total in qualifying, as well as the Scratch Bowl for the best gross score at the Division One meeting and the County Championship (221).

St Ives golfer Geraldine Fleming won the County Plate following wins over Moira Munro, Dubie Brain and Lucy Mills-Cripps.

n Links Golf Club ladies got their Jean Wilkinson Trophy campaign off to a flying start with a 7-0 whitewash against March.

Margaret Beckley, Lynn Lambert, Sarah Reardon, Jane Monk, Lesley Ellis, Teresa Locke and Carol Wigham all recorded victories to advance to the next round.

Beckley, Reardon and Monk partnered with Marcella Tuttle, Edie Douglas and Sarah Greenall to secure a 2-1 victory away at Girton in their opening tie of the Grace Norman trophy.

Elsewhere, Susie Gilbert won the Fitsall-Howard Trophy with 35 points, while Reardon claimed the Greenall-Duncan Trophy with a score of 36.