Yorkshire Boys Regain the Trophy from Cheshire Boys
After torrential rain Thursday evening throughout the country our match with Cheshire was in some doubt at Hillsborough Golf Club. We arrived to, drizzle and found the greens staff working extremely hard to open the course ensuring our match was played. A joint decision was made to play the singles only given the time and we got under way at 11.00am.
Captain Jack led the way playing their Captain, Dan Gibson and came home with a comfortable win 5&4. Josh Berry was next out having come a credible joint third in the England Golf U14 Championship the previous day struggled to lose 6&5. Harry Mowl had a tough game playing Remy Miller, England player and he was 3Down after eight holes, but battled back to be all square after fourteen holes, then going 1Up on sixteen and to win on the last 1Up. Oliver Caton was struggling from the start suffering still from a bout of food poisoning again to be 3Down after eight holes, fighting back to be all square after thirteen holes then going 2Up by fifteen. He then had a couple of errant tee shots thus losing 16 & 17 going down the last all square, a long par 5, but unfortunately didn’t manage a halve to lose 1Down. Dan Norman played extremely well and came in with a convincing win 5&4. Ben Walker of Huddersfield was 6Up after nine holes and looking like a comfortable win, but his opponent Ben Brookes, a late reserve fired a barrage of birdies over the next six holes to bring the match back to 1Up. Ben managed a win on the seventeenth 2&1. As always Oliver Abbott battled away in a tough game to come out top at 1Up on the last hole. George Taylor had a comfortable game to win 1Up. Tom Duck, Jake Sowden and Harry Bramley all played well, but Cheshire boys were the better on the day. Max Adams had a great game and was 1Up at fifteen and managed to win seventeen to take the game 2&1. Score 7 – 5.
A good win for the boys who all played extremely well again. A great team effort from Team Yorkshire!
Many thanks must go to Hillsborough Golf Club, especially the green staff for all their hard work in ensuring we managed to play the match.
We have now beaten both Lancashire and Cheshire to be top of the league in the newly formed South Division of the Northern Counties Boys League. We now progress to the final to meet the winners of the North Division.