SOUTH Herefordshire Golf Club officials came to the rescue of the Herefordshire Junior Championships on Monday when heavy rainfall over the weekend left the intended venue at the near-by Ross-on-Wye GC course waterlogged.

"At 7.45am we had no course as Ross was under water," said Terry Horobin, joint championship organiser with Colin Rawlins.

"At 8am we had a venue with an offer from the South Herefordshire club whose response and back-up made the championships possible."

The South Herefordshire Twin Lakes course near Upton Bishop was built in 1990 but is undergoing a transformation since a new management team took over early last year and a record entry of 60 youngsters enjoyed the course and facilities.

"We had half an hour to make calls to divert the players and then the championships ran smoothly," said Horobin.

"It was a magnificent effort by South Herefordshire and their professional Leo Tarrant and captain Hugh Elliott, who followed the championships throughout the day."

The Hereford Times Cham-pionship Cup was won by Kington's Matthew Davies with a superb gross 73.