This year’s Boys Championship got under way at Knighton Heath with yet another warm day ahead and the course was playing to its billing as a true Heathland Course as the heat wave continues which will make it very interesting for the 30 boys taking part hoping to be the County Boys Amateur Champion. Early scores in were high with the exception of this year’s Peter Alliss Champion Weymouth’s Jacob Tidswell who at the age of 12 in down into single figures and shot a fine 76, this was equalled by club team mates Sean Dimmick, Billy Hathway and Mark Rankin. Local lad Alex Pouliasis had a 75 with Parkstone’s Morgan Taylor and Sam Atkins both finishing with 74. The round of the morning went to Parkstone’s Steffen Foley who holed in one on the third which inspired him to shot low and he finished with what is thought to be a Amateur Course record of 66 for the par 70 course. This put Steffen in the lead by three from Broadstone’s Brad Cox who was one under for his first round of 69.
To view scores for the First Round click here.
So it was onto the second round and all the top players given the superb conditions could still shoot low which proved to be the case. Young Jacob Tidswell maintained his good form with another 76 and that put him in the lead for the Handicap Champion slot. Sam Trott had a good second round with 74 which was equalled by Callum Ward. Harvey Randell had a 73 and Broadstone’s Jacob Hunter finished with a 72 to take over the clubhouse lead on 148. He was joined there by Lewis Gillingham who had a fine 71. Round of the afternoon went to the ever improving Sean Dimmick with a fine 3 under par 67 to put him on 143 for the championship. Steffen found it tough going in the afternoon and could only manage a 76 to put him on 142 but when Brad came home with a 73 to equal him it was then decided on count back and it went to Brad Cox who became the 2016 Champion with the better last round.
To View the Second Round Scores click here.
To View the 36 hole scores click here.
The Team Salver was won by on count back with the Parkstone trio of Steffen Tomas Seville & Joe Turner taking it on a team total of 292 from the Broadstone trio of Brad Oscar Perry and Harvey Randall. Weymouth were third on 298.
Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union we would like to thank Knighton Heath Golf Club for hosting the event, the course was in excellent condition and to the members for giving up their time.