Singular concentrate prevailed for Ed Dimambro with a 3rd Cambridgeshire Place Golfing Union County Championship victory secured at Gog Magog Golfing Club.
In the 72-hole levels of competition, the host club’s reigning champion, having shared the prize previous 12 months at Ely with Lee Yearn, established the tempo on the first day, and then held off a solid challenge from Ely City’s James McLaughlin on day two.
Dimambro had fired 70 and 67 to sit at three-beneath-par 137 right away, with his nearest rivals staying clubmate Joe York, 3 pictures back, and Danny Loveday, a even further two adrift.
Dimambro gave himself some breathing area with a one-below-par 69 in the third spherical, but McLaughlin, who was 3 about at halfway, was setting up to make a shift with two-beneath-par 68.
With McLaughlin two teams forward of the leaders, a 68 saw him return to the clubhouse with a one particular-less than-par whole of 279.
But Dimambro was in blissful ignorance of what else was occurring on the program.
“I deliberately didn’t glance at the leaderboard at all on that very last round,” he stated.
“I knew in the early morning he (McLaughlin) experienced beaten me by a person, so I even now had a five-shot lead and I needed all of them.
“It was a little bit of a battle to be genuine. I did not hit it astonishingly nicely in the afternoon, but just utilized a bit of practical experience I have crafted up about the year to just preserve it in participate in and preserve grinding it out.
“I understood it was close for the reason that anyone stored inquiring, ‘Do you want to know?’. I had definitely found that James was actively playing nicely all day so I experienced an inkling that it was closer than I would have liked it to be.
“But I would fairly not know and just focus on me, simply because I can not control what he is executing.
“I hit a nice birdie down the past employing a driver off the tee, so it was to roll the putt in to end with a a few.”
It was undoubtedly a fitting way to carry up the hat-trick for Dimambro, with a birdie on the 18th, which in fact meant he finished the
round on 1-above-par 71, for a three-below-par complete of 277.
“It’s my 3rd county championship so I’m completely about the moon,” stated Dimambro.
“I by no means expected to gain a single so the simple fact I’m standing listed here with a 3rd just one is absolutely bonkers, to be trustworthy.”
Dimambro’s type is just strengthening his status as one particular of the county’s best golfers.
Gog Magog’s Aged Class has proved a pleased searching ground in the previous four months, following his third place finish in the prestigious Lagonda Trophy.
“I’ve of course savored actively playing in this article not long ago, with the very best general performance in the Lagonda and then yet another four rounds in quite different circumstances,” he claimed.
“I felt in the Lagonda the system, other than the weather on day a single, performed a bit easier, but I’ve experienced a good few weeks.”
Now the chartered accountant will be heading for some much more leading competitions, in the globe ranking Berkshire Trophy next weekend, adopted by The Open regional qualifying at St Anne’s Previous One-way links in the vicinity of Blackpool on June 27.
“I’m taking part in very properly. I’m not heading to sit listed here and say I’m likely to qualify but I’m optimistic and psyched about heading,” he additional.
The winner of the January Cup for the most effective nett rating on the 1st day of competition was St Neots’ Andy Grimwood with a 140 overall (66, 74).
The less than-21 prize went to St Neots’ 14-calendar year-outdated Oliver Toyer with 291.
The championship defend was won by a powerful Gog Magog staff of Dimambro, George Howard and Josh Austin-Tierney with 423.