This year’s Boys Championship got under way at the Isle of Purbeck on a warm day with a good breeze to test them on a very demanding course. The field was somewhat disappointing with only 24 boys taking part hoping to be the next County Boys Amateur Champion. Early scores in were high with the exception of Ferndown’s James Bishop who had a gross 74 of his nine handicap which he will be saying good bye to now. Weymouth’s Sam Trott had a fine 73 to hold the clubhouse lead and was equalled by Thomas Kollberg Broadstone who took top spot on count back. Mark Rankin had a fine 76 given his triple bogey on the 5th. It was all very tight and given the course any of the pack could come through in the afternoon round.
To view scores for the First Round click here.
So having been duly fed and watered they returned to the course for the second round and once more the course seemed to get the better of them. The best of the afternoon came from George Thompson Ferndown who had a fine 73 bettering his morning round by some 11 shots. Young James Bishop could not keep his momentum going only managing a very disappointing 90 to slip out of contention. Jacob Hunter did a lot better with a 75 Sam Trott had a bad afternoon coming home in 79 but he was still in contention for the title depending on what Thomas scored. He to his credit held it together at the end to come home in 78 for a 151 total taking the Championship by one shot from Weymouth’s Sam Trott who was on 152. Some consolation for Sam was that he won the Handicap Trophy by two shots from local Tom Bastow who finished on 142 with George Thompson in third spot on 143.
The day though belonged to Thomas Kollberg who was crowned the 2017 County Boys Champion.
To View the Second Round Scores click here.
To View the 36 hole scores click here.
The Team Salver was won on countback by the Broadstone Team of Tom, Jacob and Harvey with a total of 304 from the Weymouth trio of Sam, Billy and Mark.
Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union we would like to thank Isle of Purbeck Golf Club for hosting the event, the course was in excellent condition and to the members for giving up their time.