Yorkshire U16’s (Mixed Ages) Beat Lancashire U16’s – 22nd July 2019
This match was played at Rossendale GC on a hot and very breeze day. This is a mixed ages match with four boys from each age category, U16, U15 & U14.
The foursomes got off to a great start with most of the matches being level or up by halfway. Our top game of Dan Norman and Oliver Abbott had a tough battle being 1Up after nine holes, but then letting it slip a little to be 1Down after 15. They played extremely well over the last three holes to square the match and secure a half point. The pairings of Ben Walker, Matt Dolling and Harry Bramley, Lucas Martin were both in command from the start, never being down and winning comfortably 2&1 and 2Up. Ben Brown and Matt Wharldell both struggled in their match and were 4Down by 13 but managed to pull it back to 1Down after 17 with a half point looking promising, but it was not to be, loosing the last! Jake Wallis and Luke Schmidt both played extremely well to a convincing win of 5&3. Our final pairing of Joe Ellis and Charlie Hayfield had a very tight game, not going more than 1 hole in it to lose on the last 1Down. Score 3.5 – 2.5
What can I say about the afternoon, the boys were up in 11 games after 7 holes! They played well in some tough conditions and were up to the task. The younger boys on their first outing had convincing wins as can be seen from the score sheet. Luke Schmidt had a battle on his hands, being all square at 15, but winning 16, then closing the match out on 17 with a good second shot to the green.
Overall, I was very impressed with how all our players played, especially to come in with a convincing win 14.5 – 3.5.