A DISAPPOINTING turnout of only 11 players took part in the Wiltshire Junior Open at the weekend, with Erlestoke’s James Black scooping first prize.

Bright sunshine mixed with torrential downpours dominated the afternoon’s conditions, but that failed to dampen spirits of those that took part.

Playing off a handicap of two, Black hit an incredible gross 69 on the par 72 course – making him the worthy owner of the John Hipkiss Trophy.

Brad Smith of North Wilts finished second while the nett winner was The Wiltshire’s Ben Mazzotta – with an impressive nett 66.

Matt Wood, also of The Wiltshire, was second in the nett standings with gross 97 nett 74. Wood also won the nearest-the-pin prize.

The Kingsdown Junior Open also took place, with High Post’s Bradley Fitz-Henry-Roe winning the gross prize with a score of 76.

Upavon’s Rory Cameron was runner-up on 77, with Marlborough’s Oscar Oliver third on 79.

Daniel Harding won the nett event with 66 ahead of Fitz-Henry-Roe (68) and Lowen Stephens (70).

The top girl prize went to Maya Fitzgerald with gross 85 ahead of Niamh Cripps with gross 87.

The Jim Lester Cup awarded to Kingsdown members was won by Will Rawlings with nett 72.