Kirtlington GC: report, results and photos

Kirtlington GC - Event Report

Kirtlington Golf Club just re-wrote the Junior Open Guidelines rulebook!

From dedicated ‘Players' Car Park’ to pin sheets and course guide, refreshments on the course as well as a lovely BBQ by the putting green, everyone who attended was made to feel very special for a fantastic day's golf. Pam and Gary could not have done any more, along with Wes on the tee and the marshals on the course - the BJGT would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day a great success!
With the course playing hard and fast, there was the opportunity for players to go low and some certainly took advantage of favourable conditions.
Local knowledge also came in very handy, as home players rose to the top of the leaderboards.

Junior Open Category

Markos Carr and Beau Spencer made it a 1, 2 for Kirtlington players at the top of the Boys Gross Division after rounds of 75 and 77, respectively, as Markos made it a debut win, with Ben Searle (78) making his first start of 2020 to take home the bronze medal in third.
Charlotte Jean topped the Girls Gross Division after a fine 78 to take the Gold Medal, as Zizi-Mai Wilkins (82) edged out home player Holly Gibbs (83) by a single shot for second place.
Things really hotted up in the Net Division, as another home player, Murray Scott, secured the win with a fabulous round of 63, ahead of OOM leader Luca Randall in second, who took the Silver Medal after a countback with Charlotte Jean, who matched his 64 to finish in third and add to her medal haul for the day.

11-12 Category

The 11-12 Division saw Joshua Gardner secure his second win of the season in this very competitive age group, after carding a 78 to finish four shots clear of both Finlay White and Ronnie Groves, who were another pair requiring a countback to separate them, with Finlay coming out on top by virtue of the better back 9.

9-10 Category

The Boys 9-10 had another first win of the 2020 season, this time for Ellis Kerr, as he returned to the winners' circle with a solid round of 38. Yet another countback was required to sort the runner-up and third places, with Justin Chenu having a better final 6 holes than AJ Van Emmenis after they both returned rounds of 40.
Alicia Kelly added to her growing trophy cabinet, as she claimed another top spot in the Girls Division with a round of 49.

7-8 Category

The Boys 7-8 Division, even after all the other countbacks, saw the tightest finish of the day, as for the second time in two consecutive events a countback was unable to separate two players!
Alexander Dunmall and Oliver Hulbert could not be separated over the last 9 holes, or the last 6, or the last 3 or even the final hole, so they were sent back for a putt-off on the 18th green: the win was going to be decided by the fewest putts from a tricky part of the green, but after another tie, this was decided by the nearest the pin. Alexander continued his fabulous run of results to edge the win.
Mihir Pasura came home in third for the bronze medal, as the countback decision did manage to separate him and Billy Parrish over the last 6 holes, as they also both broke 40 with matching 39s.
The Girls also shone in the 7-8 Division, as Maybel Brooks secured her maiden win on Tour with a brilliant round of 41, to show that we have a growing number of quality players in this age group, with the fantastically consistent Georgia Groves chasing her home just two shots back in second.

6 & Under Category

The 6 & Under Division tackled the superb Blenheim Course, which was absolutely ideal for them, allowing them to show just what they can do on a 'full’ course of perfect length for them.
Marcus Karim produced a stunning level-par round of 35 to continue his good form and take another win ahead of Alex Green (38), who made his BJGT debut a very successful one by taking home the silver medal, with current OOM leader Theo Oderinde taking third place carding a total of 41.

Another big THANK YOU to Kirtlington Golf Club, we very much look forward to getting the date for 2021 sorted, as the Tour now moves on to St. Neots GC on Thursday, 6 August.

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