A three-shot handicap cut since winning the March Medal has done little to diminish the effectiveness of Charlie Buse, who romped to victory in the Centenary Putter at Cirencester Golf Club on Sunday.

Buse, 25, posted a remarkable nett 61 to blitz the field by four shots, as he became the third successive 20-something to win a regular club monthly competition.

His front nine was Brooks Koepka-esque as he signed for three birdies in the first six holes but he gave the field some respite with just one birdie coming in.

Charlie can expect to find winning comps tougher in the immediate future as he has been cut from 13 to 9, including an exceptional scoring reduction of two shots.

“Everything kind of clicked and it was the best round of my life,” said Charlie.

Twenty four hours earlier, wearing his other sporting cap as Poulton CC 1st XI vice captain, Buse almost helped pull off a miraculous comeback for his side.

Going in at 72-7, Buse hit 40 runs until run out on the last ball of the game as his side fell agonisingly one run short of forcing a draw.

Spare a thought for Robin Rose who must have thought his Centenary Putter nett 65 was good enough to win, only to have to settle for second spot.

Jack Brown led home the Division One players (handicaps up to 12.4) with a fine 69. There were 10 birdie twos recorded. Jane Brodrick won the ladies Centenary Putter with a nett 74, pipping Jennifer Dunning by a couple of shots.

RESULTS: Division One: Jack Brown (80-11=69); George Peare (75-05=70); Dave Jones (83-11=72); Gerry Coetzee (72-0=72, lowest gross score); Paul Simmonds (84-12-72); Mathew Vines (82-10=72).

Division Two: Charlie Buse (74-13=61); Robin Rose (79-14=65); David Goodall (97-27=70); David Michael (92-22=70); Richard Merry (91-21=70); Andy Morris (91-20=71).

Haines Cup - Gloucester & Somerset PGA 9½ Devon PGA 5½

Cirencester pro and recent Order of Merit winner Ed Goodwin maintained his recent excellent form to help the Gloucester & Somerset PGA team lift the annual Haines Cup in their match against Devon by a convincing 9½ to 5½ at The Players Club near Bristol. Goodwin was unbeaten in his two matches, pairing up with Ashley Mansell to win their clash 6&5, before defeating Devon’s top player Dan Hendriksen 2&1 in the singles.