Worcestershire Boys Junior Order of Merit 2016
Over 50 boys won points in the 2016 OOM by finishing in the top 10 in one of the 13 Junior Opens that made up this year's event. The season long OOM started back in May at Gaudet Luce GC and finished earlier today (Sunday 18th September) at Hagley G&CC.
The County would like to thank all the clubs that have allowed us to use their Junior Open results towards the 2016 table:
- Gaudet Luce GC
- Kings Norton GC
- Dudley GC
- Droitwich GC (twice, including the Boys County Championships)
- Blackwell GC
- Cleobury Mortimer GC
- Kidderminster GC
- Hollywood GC
- Stourbridge GC
- Fulford Heath GC
- Redditch GC
- Hagley G&CC
and particularly the Junior Organisers who have given considerably time and effort to run the individual events.
As always there have been some impressive performances over the season, and many of the boys have seen their handicaps tumble by 10 or more shots since the start of the year, one of whom is Samuel Rowbottom (Kings Norton GC) who won today's event, and finished 5th overall. Another consistent performer was Jack Belli (Stourbridge GC) who finished 4th, with points at 5 of the events.
Joe Price (Hagley G&CC) took 3rd place - a creditable performance for a 2 handicap golfer in a season long nett competition. Dan Doyle (Stourbridge GC) cemented his 2nd place finish by taking points in today's event, and thus scoring in 5 events to show his consistency.
However, the season belonged to Evan Lewis (Bromsgrove G&CC) who ensured no one could catch him by also taking points at today's events. He started the season by taking 2nd place at Gaudet Luce GC and scored in 6 of the 13 events, holding the top spot for the majority of the year. At just 15 years of age he is a bright start of the future.
The County would also like to thank Srixon, who generously supplied the prizes for this years event.
If your club is affiliated to Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs and is proposing to hold a Junior Open in 2017 and wishes to be added to the OOM schedule, please contact Stuart Pritchard, County Secretary, on 07463 687901.
FINAL TABLE FOR 2016
Posted on 18/09/2016
by Stuart Pritchard