The 2014 Junior Knockout competition came to a conclusion at Canford Magna GC on Thursday 28 August with Broadstone playing Sturminster Marshall ‘A’ in the first semi-final and Yeovil were against Weymouth in the other. The weather was fine and the course was in very good condition so there were no excuses and some great match play golf was forth coming from the players as they fought it out to see who would prevail to this year’s final. Both matches were tight affairs and both looked like they may well need to go to extra holes, The first was decided when Sturminster’s James Porter unfortunately found the water on the last when he was one up and Oscar Perry took advantage finding the green and securing a halve and the match for Broadstone. The ever present Weymouth were up against Yeovil and County player Adam Harris made short work of his match beating Luke Maddison 7&5, Mark Rankin took the next but then both Sean and Sam lost making it 3 – 1 to Yeovil it wasn’t long though and Yeovil had secured the points required to put them in the final.
The final got under way and to be fair the this match swung back and forth as we travelled around first it looked like Broadstone could win this and the first match was nip and tuck Toby long battled hard and it was all square as they stood on the last both players missed the green with their seconds but Adam then chipped to around 6 foot and Toby was a few inches shorter, Adam sunk his making the hole look a lot smaller for Toby whose putt just slipped past to give Yeovil the point. Michael Chapman won 3&2 against Harriett Teversham to make it one all. It then followed with three wins for Yeovil as Cameron beat Oscar on the last Dominic beat Harvey 3&2 and Alex Davy won 5&4. The two youngsters at the back played some splendid golf with will leading after nine but the ever impressive Rhys fought hard to come out on top 2&1. So Yeovil take the Junior Knockout Trophy the first time the club has one the event and we wish them well as they now go forward to the Junior Home Nations event with the Regional qualifier at Trethorne we wish them well.