Played at Wells GC on Sunday 11th July the County Junior Championship finally got underway having been postponed due to lockdown at the beginning of the year and cancelled in 2020.
Combining age groups U16’s to U18’s the assembled field competed for 2trophies as competition got underway at 8am.
Our thanks to all at Wells Golf Club for hosting the event espicially members for giving up tee time on a Sunday. The course was in fine condition and catering was available throughout the day.
At 8am the weather was good, by 3pm the rain swept in from the Southwest and by close of play the course was just about under water!
As the morning scores came in the early starters in the upper age groups had played well. Leading the field on level par, Alex Marshall (Farrington Park) an U16 who commanded top spot in the U16 and U18 championships. Dewi John (Saltford) on 72, Jackson Carey (Farrington Park) and Tom Canavan (Enmore Park) all remained in close contention as scoring became more difficult as the weather began to turn.
As the afternoon round got underway the temperature dropped considerably as light rain gave in to persistent rain and eventually torrential rain.
Credit where credit is due as Kyle Miller (Taunton & Pickeridge) Harry Selwyn (Clevedon) and Ashton Wylie (Wells) all improving on am returns. But no one was able to match Alex who commandingly stretched his lead in both age groups, winning by 5 clear shorts from Dewi.
A winning total of 70-74-144, best am and pm rounds, winning both U16 and U18 titles, a fine performance and a rising star!
Alex Marshall pictured with both U16 & U18 Tropies
Please note no formal presentation, also pictured Ian Poole Junior Manager SGU
The 2021 County Junior Championship will now be played at Saltford Golf Club on Sunday 18th July 2021.
This years Championship date has been put back in an attempt to avoid Covid-19 restrictions.
We will also be combining the U18/U16 Championships with the U14/U12 Championships, the older age groups playing 36 holes and the younger age groups playing 18 holes on the same day.
It is anticipated that the Championships will revert to a date in April 2022.
The Junior Team Championship 2021 will be held at Saltford GC and in conjunction with the Saltford Junior Open on Sunday 16th May.
Handicap Limit Boys 36 Girls 36
Entry Fee: £15.00 per team
Clubs may enter one or more teams of three -
(who must all be entered in the Saltford Junior Open )
Teams may be Boys, Girls or combination and must be nominated prior to the commencement of play .
The winning team will be the team with the highest combined stableford score from the 3 players.
This is the qualifying event for the England Golf Junior Champion Club at Woodhall Spa 24th & 25th August 2021
In 2019 Salfrord became National Team Champions following a wonderful performance at Woodhall Spa!
Not played 2020
Gross Leaderboard R1 CSS 72 R2 CSS 70
1st Dylan Xanh Mendip Spring Golf Club (0) 78 69 147+7
2nd Huxley Howell Saltford Golf Club (3) 77 72 149+9
3rd Stanley Richardson Isle of Wedmore Golf Club (5 ) 78 73 151+11
3rd Ollie Brimfield Mendip Spring Golf Club (0) 74 77 151+11
5th Bailey Langford Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club (3) 75 7 7152+12
6th Jackson Carey Farrington Park Golf Club (7) 80 79 159+19
7th William O'Halloran Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (5) 81 79 160+20
7th Freddie Turnell Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (4) 80 80 160+20
9th Charlie Goss Clevedon Golf Club (3) 82 79 161+21
10th Joshua Owen Long Ashton Golf Club (11) 87 79 162+22
10th Alex Marshall Farrington Park Golf Club (6) 79 83162+22