Golf: Cornwall win English County Championship

Cornwall golf team
Cornwall have never won the English County Golf title before

Cornwall have won the men's English County Championship for the first time in the tournament's 113-year history.

The Duchy's golfers took the title after beating Surrey 5½-3½ in the final series of matches at the Royal North Devon club.

"This seems like a dream," said Cornwall captain Richard Simmons.

"We have created a piece of history and it is the beginning of an era. This is incredible for Cornwall, a county with only 34 clubs."

Cornwall president David Inch commented: "Winning the English County finals is a magnificent achievement and after a lot of hard work, the team have done the county and themselves proud.

"This has been an experience I and those associated with golf in Cornwall will never forget. We are firmly on the map and now we have to try and build on that."

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