THE Glamorganshire County Championship rolled into Brynhill on Saturday as the cream of the county’s golfing talent tested themselves over 36 holes of the Barry course.

Organised like a military operation by the County’s Golf Union chairman Martin Price and his team and with the Magnificent Beast in tournament condition the event was a fantastic success.

The strong north-easterly made life difficult but despite that there was some brilliant golf on show.

After two gruelling rounds two players were tied on 144, Wenvoe’s Matt Mullooly and The Vale’s Nick James.

So back down the 18th they went for a sudden death play-off, halving in 5s they drove down the first where again pars were the order of the day, it was back down the 563 yard 18th yet again to see if a winner could be found.

With Mullooly comfortably on in three and James lying 50m out in 2 it looked like it would take something special to separate these guys and that’s exactly what happened.

Showing a deft touch James flighted in a delightful little wedge and as soon as it came off the bat you knew it would be close, it was better than close because after navigating the slope it rolled straight into the cup for a stunning eagle three.

A fitting way to seal a hard-fought victory.

Best for Brynhill was Kyron Sullivan who finished 5th on 151 with Scott Bowman one further back.

Last week’s report said that Leon Warne was the last Brynhill boy to win it.

It was in fact Lewis James in 2002. Apologies to Lewis.

A massive thanks to the Brynhill lady members who acted as ball spotters and of course to head greenkeeper Matt Borges and his team for presenting the course in such great condition.

Sunday saw the members back on the rolling fairways for week one of the four week eclectic Barry and District Cup, we’re just jockeying for position at the moment and we’ll update next week on who is in the frame for glory.