WORCESTER Golf and Country Club’s Shaun Roberts took a liking to Bransford when he won the Worcestershire County Amateur Championship over its Florida-style course with impressive scores at the two-day event.

The 2019 champion from Boughton Park carried home a clutch of trophies as he won the Centenary Putter and Gold Medal for the best gross score along with the top nett prize and the GD Carr Cup for the winning 54-hole score over both days.

As for the team prizes there was a dramatic conclusion to the first day’s play when Roberts’ club Worcester along with Redditch both finished on two-under-par to share the Tomson-James Cup for club A teams.

Worcester will represent the county at the Champion Club Tournament later in the year due to a better combined back-nine.

Hosts Bransford finished on one-under to take third spot.

Moseley claimed the Jubilee Shield for club B teams by a convincing margin.

On day one there were 16 A teams of three and nine B for an 18-hole gross medal.

Joe Price (Hagley) carded a three-under round of 69 followed by a six-under 66 from James Robinson (Redditch) to equal the course record of 66 by Bransford’s Graham Wallace, who was also competing, in 2017.

Harry Chadwick (Bransford), Callum Hutchinson (Kidderminster) and Roberts carded 69 and Kieron Austin (Hagley) 70.

It proved to be the closest Tomson-James event for many years with some of the best scoring which saw Kidderminster’s Clayton Harris, Callum Hutchinson and Luke Rogers finish fourth on level par and the host club’s Chadwick, Wallace and Maks Wyard third on one-under.

But with the same team score of -2 the trophy was shared by Worcester, represented by Steve Bird, Roberts and Ben Woodward, with the latter in tremendous form as he completed the home nine in just 32, and Redditch’s Russell Ager, Paul Reeves and Robinson.

Both clubs will hold the trophy for six months and receive medals and plaques.

The fight for the Jubilee Shield was not so close.

There were solid scores of 75 from Bransford’s Andy Lammas and Jonathan Hems (Rose Hill) and a 74 from Tom Wakeman (Hagley).

But the strong Moseley B team were clear winners with +5 through Mark Dixon (+2), Jason Lane (+2) and Mark Dunkley (+1).

Jack Severn, the boys' county captain from Cleobury Mortimer, came to the fore in windy conditions on day two which saw the scores edge up.

He shot a level-par 72 for a 36-hole total of a three-under 141 and it was soon clear the only person who could beat him to the top title was Roberts.

Roberts was in the last group and a sizeable crowd gathered as he completed a birdie four for a level-par 72 which gave him a four-under total of 140 and the county title by a single shot.

Severn's fine -3 won him the Youth Trophy.

County president Dave McGillivray thanked Bransford for providing a warm welcome as hosts along with Wallace and his greens team.