(Stroke play best 2 from 4)
With Billy-Joe Bugden coming home level par at Lyme for 152 total and then Jordan Howlett putting in a one under at Lyme to also stand on 152 it went back to the third round count back for the salver but with both players having scored 89 in their discarded rounds it meant it went on the final round at Lyme which is quite fitting for two excellent rounds and gives the Durbin Salver to Broadstone’s Jordan Howlett. Congratulations to him.
The afternoon games saw some cracking golf with Harry Mann being 5 up after 5 and was 4 under for the five holes he followed that with a great birdie on the sixth to go six up against Jordan Howlett, Jordan fought hard but it was not to be and harry won 5&4. Jack baker Knighton Heath always seemed in control of his game against Thomas Oliver Broadstone and won 3&2. The game of the round was Billy-Joe against Dominic Knight this was nip and tuck with never more than one hole between them. Dominic put his drive in the trees up the eighteenth but played a superb shot out and around to halve the hole and win one up. Thomas Plumb Yeovil against Sam from Came saw tom take the early advantage but he then appeared to tire around the back nine and Sam took full advantage to wrap up a good win by 3&2 to set up a semi-final match with Dominic Knight.
The first semi out saw yesterday’s hot streak come to an end for Harry as he came across a very steady and confident Jack Baker from Knighton Heath. Jack was soon up and made it hard work for Harry who just couldn’t get back into the match and the writing seemed on the wall for Harry when a putt to win the ninth missed and he left the green four down. Jack wrapped the match up on the sixteenth to make it into the final where he may face another of Ferndown’s young guns. Dominic Knight was playing the unknown but very talented Sam Roles from Came Down. Sam who was a very late entry has put together some fine stroke play rounds and was very impressive in the first two rounds of the Matchplay phase. This match was tight in the front nine but by fourteen Dominic had a putt to go dormey four up he missed that and the return and then watched Sam put it to four foot on the next and suddenly he was back in the match. Two good drives on the sixteenth saw both on the green for two with Sam coming up short on his putt and with Dominic’s being given Sam sadly lipped out and it was back to two. The game was over when on the seventeenth Sam found the water and when Dominic put his ball on the Green for two a very gracious Sam shook his hand and Dominic ran out a 3&1 winner to set up a final spot with Jack.
This got under way with the watchful eye of the County Secretary of Junior’s Bill Kennedy refereeing. Jack continued his good form and started 3 3 3 to go two up after the third and with a par at the fourth it was three up. Dominic was still reeling from his opponents start when he caught his bunker shot at the next to well and sent it over the back of green and that was Jack four up. Dominic got one back at the sixth as Jacks chip bit leaving a long putt for a halve. Jack then birdied the seventh with a fine putt to restore the four hole lead which remained until the eleven when Jack putt his tee shot to within ten foot to make it five up. Jack now playing extremely well got a halve at twelve and they the halved the thirteenth with birdies and when jack sunk a good putt for par at the fourteenth it was all over and he was the Henderson Champion having beaten two of the Counties best during the day. This was a great win for Jack and at the tender age of Fourteen is possibly the youngest winner of the Trophy and the first player to have won the Peter Alliss (the under 14 equivalent) and Henderson.
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With the last of the sun still shining at Lyme the last round of the Stroke Play phase got under way on a very well presented course. The top sixteen places were wide open for all and last year’s Durbin Salver winner got under way looking for a hat trick, and when he came home with a fine level par 71 he would take some beating. His playing partner Dominic had a bad day but secured a place in the top sixteen. George Davis from Parkstone had a fine 75 along with the vastly improving Sam Roles from Came Down both securing a Matchplay spot. Best round of the day went to Jordan Howlett from Broadstone who had a fantastic 1 under par 70 which put him level with Billy-Joe and as both players had the same discarded score means that Jordan on today’s round wins the Keith Durbin Salver Congratulations to him.
So we move to the Matchplay at Dudsbury GC for the Henderson Trophy.
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Due to the bad weather this round had to be cancelled.
With a frost and then rain, conditions were to say the least difficult as the scoring proved with no one breaking eighty. The competition was a non qualifier as some tees had to be brought forward and with the greens not to receptive for the early starters, that said early starter Dominic Knight Ferndown had an 80 along with Jack Baker Knighton Heath and Thomas Oliver Broadstone. Thomas now leads the race for a top sixteen spot and the matchplay phase after two rounds. So thats it for this year and i wish all the players a good Christmas Holiday. Also our thanks to Crane Valley GC for there support in hosting the event.
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On a cloudy morning the 2012 Henderson Trophy got under way at Weymouth Golf Club. With the wind blowing scoring proved difficult which was borne out with only 3 players managing to break 80! Thomas Oliver Broadstone leads the race to the match play phase with a fine 77 followed by club team mate James Dodds 78 and Dudsbury's Tom Parsons on 79.
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