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Amateurs finish the Worcestershire Open with 8 in top 10 at Kidderminster

After 18 holes amateurs were in a strong position, which they built on to produce a great result.

Scoring was quite difficult in perfect playing conditions and the CSS went up 2 in the morning but stayed at 71 in the afternoon

Click here for the table of results.

Worcestershire Professionals are obviously spending most of their time coaching the amateurs rather than honing their own playing skills.

Today's results show they are being very effective in their contribution to Worcestershire golf.

Led off by one of the County's juniors, Oliver Gough set the standard with 72, which he followed up with a second 72 in the afternoon, 144 total. This meant he was leader in the clubhouse all day - until Josh Carpenter, the last man out, came back in 70 to add to his earlier 73 giving Josh the Guy Bigwood Trophy by one stroke from Oliver in second place.

Bill Thompson (County President) and 2013 Worcestershire Open winner, Josh Carpenter.

Adding 143 from the Amateur County Championship gave Josh a 72 hole total of 286 to win the Secretaries Bowl by 11 strokes from second placed Steven Lane on 297.

2012 defending champion, Kieron Austin, was 3 strokes further back, tied with James Robinson on 300.

Kidderminster's course was in great condition and the players expressed their thanks to the club for hosting the event. The clubhouse services were first class and included a dedicated trophy polishing service.

Thanks go to the referees and starters and the event was a delight from start to finish.

The best score by a Professional was 148 by Noel Woodman from the host club.

Bill Thompson ( County President) and Simon Gabbitas, winner of the 2013 Union Tankard

Professional Runner Up was Simon Gabbitas with 151. Combined with his 139 from the Professional Strokeplay, Simon took the Union Tankard with a 72 hole total of 290.