This years Boys Championship got under way at very nicely presented Broadstone GC, with a field of 43 boys all competing to become the County Boys Champion, with possibly the better day of the week’s poor weather forecast it was cloudy and somewhat cool. The year’s field was made up of over 30 boys under the age of 16 so it was set for a tussle between the young guns and the older established boys. Leading the way was Broadstone’s Billy-Joe Bugden coming home with 75 and Ferndown’s Dominic Knight with 74. Fraser Dawson one of the favourites had a disappointing 78 but after his second place at the SW U16 Championship last Sunday George Long had a great 71 to take the halfway lead 3 clear of Oliver stocks Dudsbury and Dominic. Scoring proved difficult George seed Lyme and Harry Mann had 77. Two of our under 14 squad Sam Russell and George Davis did well with 79’s.
To view scores for the First Round click here.
The morning round from George secured him the Weymouth Cup (best net on the first round) it also helped his team mates George Davis and Tom Atkins to secure the team prize by one shot from Ferndown and a trip to represent Dorset at the EGU Champion Club event at Woodhall Spa. For team results click here.
The cut came at 86 and twenty four players went out in the afternoon to contest the Championships. Scoring proved to be even more difficult as the wind swirled and made it tough for the boys, Dominic had 79 and it was 77 for Billy-Joe, George found it hard and came home with 80 for a 151 total and the clubhouse lead. Sam Roles Came Down had a good 76 after his disappointing morning round as did Tom Atkins Parkstone with 77. The one player enjoying it was Oliver Stocks who came home in 75 for a great 149 total taking both the Boys and Under 16 Championships a first as no boy has held both titles at the same time before.
To View the Second Round Scores click here.
To View the 36 hole scores click here.
Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union we would like to thank Broadstone Golf Club for hosting the event, the course was in excellent condition and to the members for giving up their time.