Hindhead Golf Club
Monday 3rd June 2019
Hindhead Member David Corben has won his third County Championship in five years at Purley Downs Golf Club.
David beat Angus Flanagan of St George's Hill in the final played on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd June.
After qualifying for the last 16 with rounds of 69 and 71, David successfully made his way to the final against Flanagan, who had qualified for the last 16 with rounds of 62 and 71. David took to the back nine at Purley Downs on Sunday shooting a cumulative 10 under par for the fifteen back nine holes he played on Sunday and coming back from being down at the turn in both the semi-final (2 down) and final (1 down).
David's record in the County Championship over the past nine years is impressive with three victories in 2015, 2016 and 2019; runner-up in 2014 and semi-finalist in 2011 and 2013.
The county's major men's event, the Surrey Amateur Championship was first played in April 1924. Previous to David's third victory, three titles each have been won by John Davies of Royal Mid-Surrey and Peter Flaherty of Addington, but the performance of Douglas Sewell of Hook Heath Artisans, who won the Championship four times in the years from 1954 to 1958 has yet to be equalled.
Further details of the County Championship can be found at www.surreygolf.org.