Northamptonshire and Wiltshire met yesterday in a title showdown at the English Boys’ County Championship at King’s Lynn Golf Club.
Both won close matches on Wednesday, with Northamptonshire defeating Durham 5-4 and Wiltshire beating Hampshire 5½-3½.
Northants, who are making their first appearance at County Finals, have two wins from two matches so far, giving them a slight edge over Wiltshire, who halved.
“It means we can halve and win the title, which is a nice situation, but they’ll want to win,” said Adam Myers, the Northamptonshire manager.
Northamptonshire provided the highlight of the day when 17-year-old Callum Farr had a hole-in-one on the 133-yard fifth hole in the morning foursomes. Farr was playing with Ben Jones and his seven-iron shot put the pairing one up and set them on course for a 6&4 win.
It was the team’s only win of the morning but it kept them in touch and they went on to produce a strong singles performance.
The back four all had convincing wins: Matthew Myers signed off with a birdie on the 13th to win 5/4; Callum Farr overpowered his opponent 6/5; Ben Jones won 4/2 and Tom Forster was a 3/2 winner.