SW GOLF Double success for unbeaten Somerset

South Western Counties Golf Association shieldUnbeatable Somerset clinched the matchplay shield at England Golf South West Week following four wins in a row at Bristol & Clifton.

English County Finals-bound Somerset followed up Tuesday's stroke play success and match play wins over Wiltshire, Dorset and Cornwall by ending host Gloucestershire's unbeaten start to claim the coveted shield ahead of a final day win over Devon.

2014 English County champions Cornwall were beaten 7 ¾ - 6 ¼ by Dorset in the week’s opening match while hosts Gloucestershire rallied to beat Devon 8-6 after trailing 4 ½ - 3 ½ following the morning singles.

Gloucestershire drew with Wiltshire in round two of the week-long match play competition, put to one side on Tuesday for the South West individual stroke play championship and English Golf county finals qualifier, won by Justin Lane's cidermen.

• Royal North Devon's England international and Welsh Open amateur champion Jimmy Mullen finished 21st in the prestigious St Andrew's Links Trophy on five over 221 (72 78 71).

Italian Federico Zuchetti 214 won the trophy pipping compatriot Filippo Campigli by one shot. The Italians were the only players to break par.

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• England Golf South West Week round 1 results Dorset 7 ¾ Cornwall 6 ¼, Somerset 10 ½ Wiltshire 3 ½, Gloucestershire 8 Devon 6  

Round 2 results Cornwall 10 ½ Devon 3 ½, Dorset 4 ¾ Somerset 9 ¼, Gloucestershire 7 Wiltshire 7

Round 3 Devon 7 ½ Wiltshire 6 ½, Cornwall 5 ½ Somerset 8 ½, Dorset 1 ½ Gloucestershire 12 ½

Round 4 Gloucestershire 5 ½ Somerset 8 ½, Devon 9 ¼ Dorset 4 ¾, Wiltshire 6 ¼ Cornwall 7 ¾

Round 5 Wiltshire 7 ¾ Dorset 6 ¼, Cornwall 5 Gloucestershire 9, Somerset 9 Devon 5

Match points Somerset 5 Gloucestershire 3½ Cornwall 2 Devon 2 Wiltshire 1½ Dorset 1

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