Major winner meets with county team

Justin Rose met with the Hampshire squad after they secured the English County Championship title.

Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 6:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:50 am

The 2013 US Open winner and Rio Olympics 2016 gold medallist was part of the team that claimed the county’s maiden English crown in 1996 – aged 16.

It’s been a 21-year wait for Hampshire but they beat Somerset 5-4 in the final to claim the English County Championship crown at Trevose Golf Club for a second time.

Captain Martin Young said: ‘It was fantastic Justin wanted to see the team with the trophy.

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‘He has been a great supporter and always sends us good luck message before our big events.

‘As a Major winner and Olympic champion, he is an inspiration to everyone.

‘It was a lovely, relaxed hour chatting with him – and then he made the tea for us, which was a funny moment.

‘It was a great gesture and a huge treat. The lads loved it.’