Sunningdale Foursomes champions Dylan Shaw Radford and Harley Smith

Shaw Radford and Smith claim Sunningdale Foursomes

England team amateurs Dylan Shaw Radford and Harley Smith teamed up to win this year’s Sunningdale Foursomes after beating Daryl Gwillian and Will Shucksmith 5&4 in the final held over the Berkshire club’s famous Old Course.

Shaw Radford (Huddersfield) and Smith (The Rayleigh Club) reached the final after a walkover in the semi-final against John Wilding and Ellie Gower but had earlier come through five qualifying matches.

Gwillian and Shucksmith, with the latter representing the host club, reached the final after beating Tom Osborne and Charlie Doughtry in their semi-final, with the match going to the final hole.

Earlier Osborne and Doughtry had lowered the flag of DP World Tour player Eddie Pepperell and his fellow professional partner Rob Harrhy (Frilford Heath) in a match that also went the full distance, before Harrhy hit his approach to 18 onto Sunningdale’s practice putting green, leaving his partner needing to hole his fourth shot to keep the match alive, which he only narrowly failed to do.

Eddie Pepperell tangles with Sunningdale’s heather during his third round defeat

Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall also made an early exit, losing her second round match 3&2 when paired with Ryan Evans against the Newcastle pairing of Andrew Minnkin and Philip Ridden.

Former Tour players Benn Barham, Robert Rock and Scott Drummond, playing in different pairings, also suffered early defeats, all going out in the first round of the season’s traditional curtain raiser.

To check out all the results from the 2024 Sunningdale Foursomes, click here