Josh Hilleard takes Junior Championship
Sunday 5th May 2013 at Farrington Park Golf Club
On a benign sunny day at Farrington Park Golf Club the Junior Championship was slow to start with some mediocre scoring in the first round. Best in after the first round was Josh Hilleard with a 73 followed by Will Bennett and Will Warman on 76, Tom Sloan on 77 and Alistair Balcombe on 79. Most disappointing morning round was Jamie Li, England under 16 player, with an 83.
The afternoon scores were certainly better with Jamie Li recovering with a stunning 69, (3 under). Dan Toogood, after a disappointing 81 in the morning stormed back with a 74 to put him top of the early leaderboard. Will Warman scored a very good 73 to go with his 76 in the morning round to move ahead of Toogood but the excitement was still on the course with Hilleard and Bennett heading for a playoff.
Both had 72 in the afternoon but with Hilleard two shots in the lead after the morning round Bennet had to concede the championship.