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Under 16 at Mountain Ash v Glamorgan on 26th May

Glamorgan      v      Worcestershire Under 16

MOUNTAIN ASH GOLF CLUB

26th May 2013

 

Am Foursomes    ( played over 13 holes )

 

Jordan Golley                                  CALLUM GREEN

Daniel Pickering     1     6&4          CIAN LOWE

 

Hari Pachu                                     DAVID BURTON

Gareth Morgan         1    3&1       NATHAN DYKE

 

Luke Colwill                               JAMES DRURY

Sean Bartlett             1    4&3    HARRY McDONALD

 

Matthew Rees                             JACK MUTTON

Luke Phillips      Half    A/S        NATHAN GRANT        Half    A/S

 

Max Baker                                  CAMERON DEAN

Cian Pritchard     1    1 hole        CAMERON GREEN

 

AM                 4 1/2                                                                1/2

 

Singles

 

J.Golley             1    2&1                CALLUM GREEN

D.Pickering       1    2 holes            CIAN LOWE

S.Bartlett                                        DAVID BURTON            1    4&3

H.Pachu            1     3&2                NATHAN DYKE

L.Colwill                                        JAMES DRURY              1    2 Holes

G.Morgan          1    3&2                HARRY McDONALD

L.Phillips           1    3&2                JACK MUTTON           

M.Rees              1    2&1                NATHAN GRANT            

M.Baker           1/2    A/S              CAMERON DEAN             1/2    A/S

C.Pritchard       1/2    A/S              CAMERON GREEN           1/2    A/s

 

                            7                                                                       3

 

Total                  11 1/2                                                              3 1/2

 

 

 

MATCH REPORT

 

On paper the under 16 team took a heavy beating from Glamorgan, but only on paper.

A very rushed start to the match did not help our boys neither did the two hour plus coach journey, but the details of that I shall leave to our under 14 team manager Greg Hopkins in his match report.

 

Due to our late arrival, the foursomes were played over thirteen holes, an advantage to Glamorgan straight away, having played the course the week before, therefore our guys did not have any knowledge of the last five holes for the singles.

 

Jack Mutton and Nathan Grant earned a very good half, and the two Camerons, Green and Dean lost on the thirteenth.

 

After a very extended lunch break the singles got underway, Callum Green quickly went 4 down only to fall 2 & 1. James Drury again went 3 down through 9 but came back to win by 2 Holes, both James and Cameron making impressive debuts for the county.

Both Camerons at the end of the field had chances to win a point for us, in the end both managed halves, these two lads playing boys 3 and 4 shots better in handicap.

 

I have to say that the Glamorgan team was very strong, with our top player having a handicap equal to their number eight.

 

I was impressed by our fight, and the behaviour of my team was a credit to our county. Glamorgan and Mountain Ash Golf Club were so hospitable and helpful it made defeat a little easier to swallow.

 

The junior set-up in Glamorgan is first class, I know Greg learnt much as did I, we travelled back from Wales deep in conversation over the ideas we picked up. I hope we shall implement many of those ideas, but that is for later.

 

My thanks to Greg for all of his help, and to the Glamorgan officials and supporters, to the caterers at M.A.G.C first class and finally to a very fine team of young men who gave their all for Worcestershire yesterday.

 

Mark Ralphs

u/16

team manager