The BJGT Chesfield Downs Classic

Chesfield Downs was the latest new venue hosting the BJGT, and with the sun shining, it proved to be another cracking test for all the players.

Our thanks go to Alec for his help and support in organising the event, as well as John for setting the players on their way from the 1st tee.
The 6&Under Division played the wonderful little Lannocks Par 3 Course, and this saw the first of multiple ties on the day, as the players showed just how closely matched they are.
Aryan Lally came out on top of the countback decision over Louie Goh, as they both fired excellent rounds of 32 at the head of the field.  Brianne Yang claimed the Girls trophy after her round of 40.
The 7-8 Division saw a 3-way tie at the top, as Brody MacIver, Hamza Marfleet and Zachary Blayney all signed for matching 39 round the front 9 of the 18 hole course.
Brody got the decision based on his final 6 holes, with Hamza grabbing second, based on the last 3 holes, meaning Zach had to settle for third.
Hajira Marfleet (43) added the girls winners trophy to the Marfleet cabinet finishing four shots ahead of Yixuan Liu (47) in second.
Harrison Barnett hit good form to take the 9-10 Division title with a fine round of 38. Mihir Pasura (40) returned to the podium in taking second place after getting a countback decision over Darcy Eaton (40) who continued his solid form this season.
Maybel Brooks headed the girls division as her 43 gave her another winners trophy.
Some real fireworks came from the 9-12 Division as Jake Jeff-Johnston had the round of the day, a superb 3-under 69, to deservedly taking the Gross Division title ahead of Marcus Karim. Marcus, at just 9 years old is proving quite a player, as he was just 1-over par with a 73, while Matthew Russel’s excellent 76 could easily have won on any other weekend, but left him third.
The Net Division also saw some incredible scores as Patrick Rothwell had his lowest ever round, a 79 that resulted in a Net 57!, that gave him the title.  Luke Gilding matched the 79, with a great round of his own, that gave him a 61 to finish second, while Marcus grabbed his second trophy of the day finishing third with a 63.
The Girls Junior Open saw Lila-Belle Nacca return to the BJGT for the first time this season, and promptly win the double, she fired a superb 2-under round of 70 to win the Gross Division ahead of Sapphire Boyce (83), and the resulting Net 64 gave her the Net Division title ahead of Amelia McGinty (74)
The Boys Junior Open Gross Division was the second on the day to have a 3-way tie at the top, as 77 was the magic number, Oliver Brightman took maximum points after the countback ahead of Will Hunt who grabbed second place with James Stocks completing the top 3.


The BJGT now heads to the Mannings Heath Estate for the second round of the 2023 Parent/Junior Challenge Series as well as the next Classic event of the season.