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The County Championship Report 2014

The best players from across the County arrived at The Worcestershire GC last week to play in the County Championship. The course was in excellent condition despite some torrential rain in the days leading up to the Championship, and the course manager and his staff should be congratulated on producing such a fine test of golf.

The first day was the Team Championship with 26 teams of 3 competing for either the Tomson-James Trophy for Club A Teams or The Jubilee Shield for Club B Teams.. Redditch GC were the defending champions in both competitions and put up a fine defence but unfortunately finished 2nd in both this year. The Tomson-James was won by the home club, The Worcestershire GC, with a combined team total of only 216 - 3 over par.

The Worcestershire GC Team (L-R Dave Marshall, Steve Lane & Peter Lupino)

The Jubilee Shield was won by Moseley GC B Team of Richard Turner, Matt Brookbanks and Dan Downes.

 

The second day consisted of 36 holes individual strokeplay for the Amateur Championship. The sun was out all day and the standard of play was excellent. Indeed, there were 5 scores in the 60's in the afternoon round, including a 65 from Steve Lane, his second sub 70 score of the week. However, the day belonged to Oliver Farrell who also shot 65 in the second round, helping him win the Amateur Championship, The Youths Championship and the GD Carr Cup (54 hole event - to include the score from the team event held the previous day) which is a World Amateur Ranking event. Ben Myatt took the Philip Padmore Trophy for the best nett score over 36 holes with gross scores of 71 & 70 off a handicap of 1.

Oliver Farrell receives the GD Carr Cup from The Worcestershire Captain Roger Brierly.

Ben Myatt receiving the Phillip Padmore Trophy from Brian Morris (WUGC Immediate Past President) and Roger Brierly (Captain of The Worcestershire GC)

The County would like to thank The Worcestershire GC for the use of their excellent course and all their staff who made the event runs so smoothly over the two days. Thanks must also go to the host of volunteers without whom these events could not take place - the referees, the starters, the recorders and the ball spotters.