|Oliver Coward v Dominic Williams - Dominic started well taking the first hole but was then pegged back and they walked off the third with Oliver one up. It was then nip and tuck and after nine they were all square, Oliver then took the tenth hole when Dominic found the water with his second shot, he bounced back to square the match with a super up and down from the bunker to secure the eleven. A halve at the next then saw Dominic produce some fine play to take the par 5 thirteenth to go one up, he then took the fifteenth against the shot to make it two and when he nearly drove the green at the next to set up a birdie 3 he had secured the victory 3&2 to become the 2014 Peter Alliss Young Masters Champion. Let's not forget young Oliver Coward who has played well over both weekends.
Oliver Coward v Sam Trott - A tight front nine where it was nip and tuck between these two club mates. Oliver made his shots count on the back nine and ran out a comfortable win 4&3 over Sam to make the 2014 final.
|Rhys Harrison v Dominic williams - This was a very good match the big hitting dominic agaist the steady hand of a young Rhys who hung in take Dominic the sixteenth before going down 3&2. Rhys is only nine and played some splendid golf for one so young Dominic is an upand coming talent in the County U14 squad.
|Drew Baldry v Oliver Coward - A very tight contest between two up and coming prospects Oliver seemed to have the edge on experience and just ran out winning 2&1.
|Billy Hathway v Sam Trott - Once more two of the weymouth Youngsters battled it out for a semi final place, Billy seemed to be in control through the early part of the match but some lapses in concentration let sam back into the match and Sam took full advantage finally winning 2&1
|Rhys Harrison v Cameron Laird - Rhys seemed to be feeding off his morning win and played some fine golf against Cameron who seemed not to be able to produce the morning form. Rhys kept control of the match and ran out a comfortable win 4&3
|Sam Brooke v Dominic Williams - The morning seemed to have taken it's toll on Sam and with Dominic matching him shot for shot at times he was always going to struggle. Dominic played very well and made light of the match winning 6&5
|Drew Baldry v Aiden Holloway - In a tight match Drew just came through at the later stages to win 3 &1
|Oliver Coward v Alex Johnston - Two Weymouth lads so this was always going to be a battle, Oliver took a 6 hole lead at one stage but all credit to Alex who dug deep to pull it back to two down before finally going down 3&2
|Billy Hathway v Kalin Woodland - A good battle between two equals Billy just had the edge taking it 3&1.
|George Thompson v Sam Trott - Local lad George who had played well met Weymouths Sam who is a seasoned campaigner playing some good golf to win 4&3
|Rhys Harrison v Adam Elwick - Adam was in control until the last when nerves perhaps got the better of him and Rhys capitalised winning the last to force extra holes and with the momentum with him took the match on the first extra hole.
|Cameron Laird v Joe Taylor - An early exit for last year's Champion Joe as he met an in form Cameron who played some splendid golf to win 5&4
|Morgan Taylor v Sam Brooke - This was a scintillating match with some stunning golf Sam was having to birdie to get halves as both players slugged it out. sam came out on top winning 2&1
|Thomas Kollberg v Dominic Williams - A hard match for Thomas who kept fighting hard but was up against a player in good form and with a very dangerous handicap, dominic won 3&2
On day when the rain and wind abated and the sun shone the third round of this year’s Alliss got under way at the Dorset Golf & Country Club. Due to the foul weather we have been suffering the round was a Non-Qualifier but with 23 players the scoring proved to be good, Sam Brooke was first out and shot 37 points very respectable score, Parkstone team mate Morgan Taylor soon knocked him off the top spot with a stunning 42 points and another Parkstone player Drew Baldry made it a top three with a fine 39 points. So the race to Ferndown heats up and is now led by Drew Baldry from Parkstone with Ferndown’s George Thompson slipping back into third place as Weymouth’s Billy Hathway takes the second spot. So it will all be decided at the final round due to be played at Ashley Wood due to be played on Sunday 23 March. Our sincere thanks to the members of Ashley wood for letting us have the use of the course for the event.
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So onto the second round and we moved to Crane Valley and after a two day deluge of rain the course stood up well and the sun shone all day long. Due to the wet conditions the competition was a non-qualifier but it never ceases to amaze me how well some of these youngsters can play even when there is no run. Broadstone’s Rhys Harrison and Ferndown’s in form George Thompson headed the leader board with a fine 39 points two ahead of Drew Baldry from Parkstone and Oliver Coward of Weymouth. George now leads the Race to Ferndown by 7 points from Drew and Rhys. We now have a break and will resume at the Dorset Golf & Country Club on the 16 Feb 2014. Our thanks go to Crane Valley GC and staff for their kind hospitality and allowing us the use the course.
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At a very finely presented Ferndown Forest Course the 2014 Peter Alliss Young Masters got under way. The sun shone for the day and this must have contributed to the fine scoring by the players and there were none better than George Thompson Ferndown who came home with a stunning 49 points three ahead of this year’s winner Joe Taylor on 46. Weymouth’s Billy Hathway was in third place on 45 in fact all the boys played well and enjoyed the day along with the clubs hospitality so our sincere thanks go to the club for allowing us to use their course.
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