Yorkshire Boys U14 & U16 Championships
U14 Yorkshire Boys Champion 2022
This year we were at Easingwold GC on a hot and sunny day. We had 32 players in the U14’s, so not a full field, but still some quality boys playing, and it was also great to see some new faces!
Oscar Knowles from Thirsk & Northallerton GC led the morning round with a good score of 75 (+3) which included 5 bogeys and 2 birdies followed closely by Bradford player Harry Phillips 76 (+4) with a few players 3 or 4 shots back, so all to play for in the afternoon!
Oscar held his nerve in the afternoon being 2 over after 14, but sadly had a double on the par 3 fifteenth. Ethan Clark (Waterfront) had a disappointing 80 in the morning to be well down the field but was turning it on in his afternoon round where he had 5 birdies and 5 bogeys to finish several groups ahead of Oscar with a fine level par round 72. Following his double on fifteen Oscar was one shot in front and needed to par or better in to win! It came down to the tricky par 5 last hole at Easingwold, good drive, second shot sadly hit the big tree and rebounded back, third short through the green to the edge of the rough, with a good chip back to approximately six feet past the hole and with a confident stroke, placed the ball in the hole to become Yorkshire Boys U14 Champion 2022.
Well done, Oscar!
U16 Yorkshire Boys Champion 2022
The U16’s championship is played on the same day and course as the U14’s, a hot and sunny day with only a slight breeze, if any! We had 36 competitors and again with some new faces.
Benjy Saia (Shipley GC) led from the start, with a birdie on the third hole and followed this with 3 more birdies and only 1 bogey during his opening round of 69 (-3), he couldn’t have asked for a better start! He led the morning round by 2 shots from Tom Ellerker of Sandburn who had a 71 and Tai Naylor one shot further back with a 72.
Once again, we were in the position of whether Benjy could hold his nerve and continue playing in the same vein as his morning round, the answer was yes, he could! He started with two birdies in the first three holes, followed by another on hole 5 sandwiched sadly between two bogeys, but still going out in1 under par. He continued to play well on the back nine with 1 bogey and 1 birdie to finish with a fine 71 (-1) to go with his 69 for a total of 140. Two terrific rounds to become 2022 U16 Yorkshire Boys champion.
Well done Benjy.