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Dorset County Golf UnionLee James County Champion 2019

County Amateur Championship 2019

Sherborne Golf Club 24 - 26 May 2019

Amatuer Champion - Lee James Broadstone

 

 Captain Nick Smith  Captain Nick Smith  Lee James County Champion 2019  Adan Yates Runner Up

Presentation of the

Championship Plaque

Presentation of the

Anniversary Cup

County Champion Runner Up

Matchplay:  Results

Final

   Adan Yates Lee James and Referee John White    
   
So with the sun shining the 20198 Final got under way between Lee James and Adan Yates with John White in charge.   This proved to be one of the tightest finals seen for many a year.  Lee took the first hole when Adan pulled his tee shot and could only make a five.  It was then par or birdie golf by both players until they reached the sixth when Adan got it back to all square.  They parred the next and Adan then took the lead on the eighth which he held until missing a small putt on the eleventh.  Lee struck back on the next and it then remained all square with each hole going to par until we reached the last.  With Lee finding the right side of the fairway and a tree in his way and Adan in the middle it was surprising then to find Lee nearer the hole in two.  Adan putted down the green to within three foot and Lee putted even closer.  Sadly Adan missed his putt and Lee made no mistake holing and becoming the 2019 Amateur Champion.        

Semi-Finals

Matt Sandy V Lee James Referee John White 
 

Lee James V Matt Sandy, Referee John white.  Wow this was a nip and tuck semi with Matt taking the first hole Lee bringing it back all square on the next.  The next two holes were halved and then Matt took the fifth with a great par putt.  It took Lee until the eighth hole to bring it level and it stayed that way until the twelve which Lee won with a par.  Matt was then unlucky on the next to find a tree trunk and he was two down.  Matt steadied the ship with a halve on the next but then lost the next two to lose the match 4&2.

Tom Lawerence v Adan Yates Referee Brian Clark

Tom Lawrence v Adan Yates Referee Brian Clark:  Adan took the first after shaky start by Tom.  He gained his composure and by the third was all square and went one up when Adan missed his par putt at the fifth.  It was back all square after the next hole.  Adan then stepped up a gear with two birdies and a par in the next three holes to make the turn 3 up.  Tom managed to claw one back on the eleventh but a birdie three on the difficult twelfth put Adan back to three.  Tom made a slip on the fourteenth and with that it was game over on the next as they both parred the par 3 for Adan to take the spoils 4&3.

 Match Play Results

 

Stroke Play Qualifier - Garrett Salver.

The 2019 County Championship got under way at Sherborne with the course in very fine condition and with the sun shining we were set for a great Championship. The first round saw Parkstones Sam Brooke and Dusbury's Luke Hirst  come in one under but at the top was Broadstones Lee James with a fine 3 under total of 69.  Local players Tom Lawrence was level and Matt Sandy was one over along with Joe Davis and last years champion David Cook.

First Round scores

So after a hearty lunch the players went out for the afternoon round and with the wind starting to get up it was going to prove a challenge for the players to hold their nerve to make the final stages. Sadly for Sam he fell away with an 87 proving scoring was more difficult with the wind.  Harry Mitchell had an hard fought one under along with Pete Corrick.  Tom Lawrence match his morning round with another level par round with Matt also coming home with a level 72.  Lee maintaind his grip on the competition gringding out a fine one under 71taking hime to 4 under and ensureing he took the Garrett Salver by 4 shots from Tom Lawrence.

Stroke Play Results

Friday Winners were:

Garrett Salver:   Lee James Broadstone 140
Runner Up:  Tom Lawerence  144 
Third: Pete Corrick Parkstone  145
Sika Trophy (Mid-Amateur): Lee James Broadstone 140
Luffman Trophy (Colts): Baley Lewendon Parkstone 150
Team Cup Winners Sherborne  291: Tom & Mark Lawerence & Matt Sandy

Sherborne will go forward to represent both their club and Dorset at the English Champion Club event later this year at Romford.

Team Results

Lee James Garrett Winner
 
Garrett Runner Up Tom Lawerence
 
Pete Corrick Garrett Third
 
Sika Trophy
 
Luffman Cup winner

Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union a sincere thank you to the Sherborne Management Committee,  Members and staff for allowing us the use the course for the 2019 Amateur Championship.  The course was presented by the staff in excellent condition and proved a very good test of golf for all players concerned.  Thank you.

We also thank our Sponsor Ringwood Brewery who kindly gave the club some of their finest ale for hosting this years County Championship.





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