BJGT, IMGA Junior World Championships 2023 Qualifier

The second half of the BJGT was to be decided at Cambridge Country Club and we again saw some superb golf and nail-biting finishes under the extra pressure.

15-18 Division
Kuan Zhou, from the USA, but now living in the UK, fired the round of the day, a five-under 67 and matching the course record. Kuan claimed the first place on the BJGT Team.  Kuan was joined by Corralis Delayney after he carded a 73 to finish second, and take the other available place.
For the girls, Serena Falzon Sant Manduca claimed the top spot, carding a round of 81, to put herself on the team along with Emma Kwan,  Emma finished just a single shot behind.
13-14 Division
Sullivan Goddard earned his place on the team with a fine round of 76 to head the field, but the margin was only one-stroke, as Ambrose Eaves finished with a 77 to take the second place.
Aida Tepe topped the girls division as her 82 earned a place on the BJGT team Aida finished 4-shots ahead of Niamh Bush, after her 86 gave her the second place on the team.
11-12 Division
Alfie Turner headed a quality field with a superb 74 to take the first boys place. Alfie was joined by Jake Jeff-Johnston, 3-shots back in second, and with three places on offer in the 11-12 division, Fraser Mackenzie took the final spot.  Fraser had a playoff with Darragh Sidhu as they both had matching 79’s.
Ava Gadsby was the only qualifier in the girls division with her round of 87, good enough to earn her the win and a JWC place.
9-10 Division
Leo Taylor continued his superb 2023 form to earn a place on the BJGT team with a round of 80, good enough to take top spot.  Darcy Eaton showed he is improving rapidly as his 84 left him in second place to secure a place on the team.
Unfortunately, there were no qualifiers for the Junior World Champs in the girls section although Edie Connolly (97) went home with the winners trophy and Chenxi Liu (102) the runner-up.
7-8 Division
Brody MacIver was on red-hot form to card a round of 76 in the boys division as he deservedly took the first team place. Brody was followed home by WJGC Champion Elijah Gibbons who’s 81 gave him a shot at another World Championship, this time in San Diego.
Maisie Goble claimed the girls division with 1-shot victory over Yixuan Liu after rounds of 43 and 44 respectively with both girls grabbing places on the 2023 BJGT Team.
6&Under Division
Louie Goh took the first place in the boys division.  Louie’s round of 40 left him 4-shots clear of a 3-way tie behind him. Raef Diwan, Aryan Lally and Taio-Blake Burkitt all fired round of 44, but with just two further places remaining, a play-off was required. After the added pressure holes it was Raef and Aryan who edged out Taio to join Louie on the team.

We wish all the players the best on their trip out to California, with just one simple piece of advice…Enjoy every minute of the experience, the memories will last a lifetime!