Friday 9th April 2021
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The County Stroke Play Championship got under way at Knighton Heath Golf Club on what was supposed to be a rain free day! The first hour saw some torrential rain come down but once it cleared the conditions improved. The course was in great condition with very good greens. Late comer to the field Liam Parsons Weymouth was leader with a fine 72 which also put him in contention for the Jubilee Cup on a net 66. The 72 was soon matched by Todd Sothcott Ferndown Lee Wyeth Broadstone, and John Walbridge Ashley Wood. Knighton’s Tom Parsons took over with a fine 71 until Callum Ward DG&CC came home with a one under 69. County Champion Lee James was still out there but he took over the lead going one better with a 2 under 68.
For the first round scores click here.
The afternoon saw the wind get stronger making scoring a little more difficult. Liam Parsons was home early on with a fine 74 which put him right in contention for the Handicap prize and the Weymouth Golden Jubilee Cup. Early signs were scoring was proving more difficult but there were some who improved on their morning scores such as Jack Pallister 74, Matt Sandy 73, Andrew Robson 72. It filtered back that Callum was four under after a fine birdie on the fifteenth. Bogies at the next two holes cut that back but a fine par on the last saw him finish with a fine 2 under par 68 and it was now all down to how the current holder Lee was doing. He was in fact 3 under at the turn but a bogey at the thirteenth and also the last two holes saw him come home in level par 70. So we had a new Stroke Play Champion in Callum Ward DG&CC.
Congratulations to Callum on winning the 2019 Stroke Play Championship.
For the second round scores click here.
To view the 36 hole scores click here.
It proved to be a good day for Weymouth's Liam Parsons a late call up on the Saturday evening saw him take the Handicap title and the Weymouth Golden Jubilee Cup with a fine 6 under net total of 134 beating Callum by one shot. Well done Liam.
Lee James took the Donald Holmes title with a 72 hole total of 278 some 15 shots clear of second placed of Matt Sandy on 293 with Broadstone's Alex Johnstone in third on 297.
We would like to thank the members of Knighton Heath GC for hosting the event.