MISSING out to his own father by the smallest of margins last year, a golfer has bounced back to clinch his club’s top trophy.

In 2018, Ben King was happy to miss out in a play-off to father Michael who had made a remarkable comeback from serious illness to secure the Bellingham Golf Club Championship for a third time.

But it was Ben’s time to shine this year as two rounds of 69 for a two under par total of 138 saw his name listed under his father’s on the club trophy.

He finished ahead of runner-up John Roberts (142) and third placed David Scott (148). Roberts had the consolation of scooping the Thompson Cup for the best nett over 36 holes with 132, though.

Second in the Thompson Cup was club captain Stewart Jones (135) with King (136) in third.

In the club’s Higher Handicap Trophy played on the same day, Robert French was triumphant with 34 points. Neil Jones (28) was second and Paul Culbert (27) third.