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Match Result U18 Match v Gwent @ Little Lakes GC Sunday 6th April

 

The Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs

U18  Boys Match versus Gwent

Venue; Little Lakes Golf Club     Sunday 6th April 2014

RESULT :  WUGC 7    GWENT 8 

MATCH REPORT

After a delayed start the Gwent boys took a 3 to 2 lead at lunch. Unfortunately, Tom Godfrey had to withdraw due to a painful knee injury which gave the Gwent lads a one match advantage going into the singles. Nevertheless, the Worcestershire lads persevered and with good wins at the top of the order from Ollie Gough and Oliver Farrell it looked like a win in this longstanding fixture was a possibility. The singles matches were hard fought in tough, windy conditions. Despite the early successes it just couldn't be sustained and although Ben Finch had a great chance to win his match on the last to give Worcestershire a victory it wasn't to be and the singles matches were halved 5-5.  Therefore, Gwent ran out as narrow winners by one point.

The greens were in super condition whilst the rest of the course stood up very well after some heavy overnight rain. The hospitality shown to the players at Little lakes, was, as always, first class. Good support was shown by the County Officials, namely, Brian Peplow, Mark Ralphs, Bill Thompson and the new County Secretary, Stuart Pritchard. There were also a number of visiting parents from both sides. The comments from the Welsh players and officials about the course and the hospitality shown to them at Little Lakes were extremely complimentary.  

Many of the lads are now preparing for the busy Easter Schedule ahead and with the Four Counties Tournament and McEvoy Trophy next week, along with other Junior events, the County wishes all our juniors every success.

 

 

                                                                     

James Drury

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 Oliver Farrell ( Team Capt) in action at Little lakes

 

                 

The Worcestershire and Gwent U18 Boys at Little Lakes G.C.

The Team

Oliver Farrell (Captain)          Evesham Golf Club                 

Oliver Gough                           Kings Norton Golf Club

Nick Johnson                      Hagley Golf Club

Tom Godfrey                           Fulford Heath Golf Club

Cameron Hoggarth                 Wharton Park Golf Club

William Burgess                      Worcester Golf & Country Club

 James Drury                           Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Matthew Osborn                     Abbey Park Golf Club

Nathan Grant                          Bromsgrove Golf Club

Ben Finch                          Worcester Golf & County Club

 

Non Travelling Reserve one; Nathan Dyke