HOME advantage proved crucial for two Delamere Forest Golf Club members in a prestigious annual competition.

After a dramatic final, Anne Perry and Sue Claxton were victorious in the Doris Chambers Cup, named in memory of a top Cheshire and national golfer from the early 20th Century.

It took a third extra hole for them to final see off Chester pair Kim Harcombe and Diane Dare in a match that Perry and Claxton appeared to have under control.

They went three up after just four holes, but the Chester pair stayed in the fight and won the final two holes to ensure the match finished all square.

The Delamere pair finally won through at the 21st hole to ensure the coveted trophy stayed at their home course, with the runners-up receiving the Mary Owen Salver.

Perry and Claxton had beaten fellow Delamere Forest members Chrissie Harding-Roberts and Victoria Turner to reach the final on a day heavy rain threatened to spoil early on.

The Subsidiary Stableford was won by the team of Sara Caldwell and Debbie Brayzier, who were representing Knutsford’s High Legh Park Golf Club.

They finished on 40 points – clear of second-placed Sarah Brown and Debbie Phillips.