It was a very warm and sunny day for our first of two outings this season at the Cambridge Meridian GC, the beautiful course straddling the Greenwich Meridian Line – just one of 10 courses in the world to do so – and designed by Ryder Cup players Peter Alliss and Clive Clark.
We very much appreciated the club’s hospitality and hard work by all the staff and look forward to coming back on 23 September for the 2019 IMG Academy Junior World Championships qualifier, our biggest event of the season.
The course provided a great test of golf for all the age categories, with the 9th, 12th and 18th proving particularly challenging.
Tayan Wagjiani (Ealing GC) claimed the Gross title in the Boys’ Mixed Division and the 2018 Cambridge Meridian Junior Open winner title, with a fantastic 1 under par. Jake Plumb (Gog Magog GC) was runner-up on 79, with Lewis Beeden (Dartford GC), Edward Keech (Kettering GC) and Mark Stockdale (Overstone Park GC) tying for third place on 80. The Girls’ Gross trophies in the Mixed Division went to Jessica Sporle (88; winner; John O’Gaunt GC) and Ciara Egan (92; runner-up; WoburnGC). The Boys’ Net category was won by Ben Searle (Sheerness GC; 68), with Matt Peer (Bourn GC) finishing runner-up (73).
In the 11-13 age category, playing 18 holes off the red tees, it was great to see that the girls’ winning score (Olivia Lee; Gerrards Cross GC) of 77 matched the boys’ winning score (Brendan O’Brien; Noosa GC). Jessica Pilgrim (Stoke Park GC; 82) finished girls’ runner-up, while Henry Meadows (Bury St Edmunds GC; 78) and Paul Collington (Gog Magog GC; 78) tied for the runner-up trophy in the boys’ category.
In the ever-popular 9-10 age category, playing 9 holes off the red tees, Ben Sessions (Bishops Stortford GC) continued his great form by securing another win, with a great score of 1 over par (38), followed by Ronnie Groves (Enville GC) on 41 and Luca Randall (Cambridge Meridian GC) just another shot back, on 42. Lila-Belle Nacca (John O’Gaunt GC) was the girls’ winner with 55.
The 7-8 age category, playing 9 holes off forward tees, was won by Tristan Evans (West Herts GC), who carded 40, closely followed by Michael Haywood (Graves End GC) and Ellis Kerr (Gog Magog GC), who tied for second on 41. The girls’ winner trophy went to Sapphire Boyce (Little Hay GC), with 48.
The youngest age category (6 & Under), also playing 9 holes, off the shortest length tees, saw an exciting competition, with Dylan Barney (South Herts GC) carding his lowest score (39) to date playing on the BJGT, and Sully Donald (Warren GC) finishing runner-up on 43. At only 4 years old, Marcus Karim (Kingsway Centre) tied with Billy Parrish (Maylands GC) on 46, to claim the third place.
The BJGT now moves on to Sprowston Manor GC for event 8 of the season, on 10 June.
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