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
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.
Oliver Farrell ( Team Capt) in action at Little lakes
The Worcestershire and Gwent U18 Boys at Little Lakes G.C.
Oliver Farrell (Captain) Evesham Golf Club
Oliver Gough Kings Norton Golf Club
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
Finch Worcester Golf & County Club
Non Travelling Reserve one; Nathan Dyke
Posted on 26/03/2014
by Stuart Pritchard