Aaron the champion after only two years in the sport

Peterborough Milton club champion Aaron Wilkinson.
Peterborough Milton club champion Aaron Wilkinson.
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Young Aaron Wilkinson is the new Peterborough Milton club champion.

The teenage talent swept the board in the club’s annual 36-hole shoot-out, winning both the Bruce Cup for the best gross score and the Craig Cup for the best net return.

In the first round he fired a gross 74 but it was his sparkling second round of 69 that saw him finish a cut above the rest.

It was the first time the four-handicapper had beaten par at the Castor course and included an eagle at the eighth and three birdies.

The double success, achieved for only the third time since the competition began in 1937, came just a couple of weeks after Wilkinson had fired two rounds of 74 to win the club’s junior championship.

And achieving that historic treble arrived after only taking up the sport two and a half years ago.

Wilkinson works as an assistant in the pro shop at Milton and following his recent success he will now be playing off three.

The other two members to win the gross and net sections of the championship at the same time were Brian West in 1981 and Rory Edwards last year.

Runner-up in the Bruce Cup was Jamie Hibbert, who finished one shot behind with a 145 total (72 and 73), while second place in the Craig Cup went to Dave Fear.

He finished on 140 (70+70) - four shots adrift of Wilkinson (71+65).

EAST PGA

Stuart Brown’s remarkable run of form on the East PGA circuit continued last week.

The Thorpe Wood professional finished third in the two latest tournaments meaning he’s had a top-three finish in six of the last seven competitions.

He shot a three-under par 68 including five birdies for third place in the Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Pro-Am and a one-under par 71 (four birdies) for the same placing in the Ely City Golf Club Pro-Am.

He was a shot off top spot in both tournaments and picked up cheques for £350 and £330 respectively.

NENE PARK LADIES OPEN

Elton Furze dominated proceedings when Nene Park held a 3 Ball Alliance Ladies Open at their Orton Meadows course.

Both the winning team and the runners-up were from Elton Furze with Elly Toyne, Jackie Butler and Janet Elliot amassing an excellent 112 points and Di Webb, Chris Rudkin and Marilyn Smith finishing second with 98 points.