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Worcestershire Boys U14 Championship 2016 - Churchill & Blakedown GC on Monday 22nd August 2016 - REPORT

Churchill & Blakedown GC welcomed 24 boys from across Worcestershire for the Worcestershire Boys U14 Championship. Many of the boys had never played at Churchill and Blakedown before and were not sure what to expect. They were presented with a course in fantastic condition and about to pose them all a stern test.The boys were split into 3 seperate competitions; the main competition for those with CONGU handicaps (18 holes), a competition for those with club handicaps (9 holes), and a competition for those still working towards a handicap (9 holes).

The boys playing 9 holes were sent out after those playing 18 holes, and were the first to finish. There was some very consistent scoring over the 9 holes, and all players deserved recognition for their efforts. However, the Club Handicap Competition was won by Jack Murphy (Rose Hill) and the Non Handicap Competition was won by Milan Skrbic (Churchill & Blakedown).

Jack Murphy, winner of the Club Handicap event, with Will Painter, WUGC President.

The 18 Championship was contested by 16 boys. Harrison Leaver (Gaudet Luce) was the early club house leader with an 86, but was finally edged into 2nd place by Aaron Bryan (Worcester G&CC) with an 81.

Harrison Leaver, 2nd best gross, receiving his prize from Bob Julier (Churchill & Blakedown Vice-Captain), and Will Painter (WUGC President).

Aaron Bryan, Boys U14 Champion for 2016, with Bob Julier and Will Painter. Aaron goes forward to represent Worcestershire in the Midland Golf Union Champion of Champions event at Shifnal GC on Sunday 4th September.

Best nett was won by Daniel Wakeman (Hagley G&CC) with a superb 87-20=67, and runner up was Sam Rowbottom (Kings Norton GC) with 92-22=70.

Daniel Wakeman receives his prize for best nett.

Sam Rowbottom shaking hands with Bob Julier, Chuchill & Blakedown Vice Captain when picking up his prize for 2nd best nett.

The Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs would like to thank Churchill & Blakedown GC for their hospitality in hosting this event, particularly the members who were very understanding and patient as the boys came through for their 2nd nine.

In his presentation speech Will Painter thanked Bob Julier. who was present for most of the day, the club and the members. He also thanked Anfgs Hoare and his team in the pro shop, the greenstaff and the bar/catering staff. He also paid thanks to the referees Tony Edwards and Brenda Binnie, and Denis Hayes who acted as starter and Scorer!