Langdon Hills Classic | BJGT 2023
The BJGT’s return to Langdon Hills was played under the threat of a storm, forecast to hit in the afternoon, but the golfing gods smiled on us and despite a few drops of rain the weather was warm and breezy.
Tony and his team were as friendly, helpful and supportive as ever, with special thanks going to Bill, our starter on the Horndon cours,e who had multiple player changes to contend with on the day!
The 6&Under Division were the first to finish and avoid the little rain we had and Louie Goh returned to winning ways to claim another title, with a round of 44, that gave him a 2-hot margin over Oscar Robertson in second. Brianne Yang completed the Top 3 with another fine round of 47.
An incredible 4-way tie at the top of the 7-8 Division showed just how good, and closely matched, the players are in this age group. Brody MacIver, Zachary Blayney, Clark Dagely-Castel and Elijah Gibbons all carded matching 39’s!
The last 6 holes proved the difference in the countback that gave the order of Brody, Zachary and Clark for the top 3, with Elijah unfortunately just missing out.
Florrie Collins led the way for the girls as she collected the winners trophy after her round of 47 ahead of Anya Liu in second, who was only one shot behind.
Mihir Pasura produced a commanding performance in the 9-10 Division, as his superb lever-par 37 gave him a 5-shot cushion over last week’s winner Harry Odell (42). Michael Egan three shots further back in third.
Maybel Brooks claimed the Girls Title with a fantastic 42, a score that left her third overall, ahead of Molly Symonds (55) who took home the runner-up trophy.
The Boys 9-12 Net Division again saw some incredible scores as Kavin Yogaligham fired a round of 56 to take the winners trophy. Shayan Shah claimed his first trophy of the season 3-shots behind after a superb 59 and Tanus Van Molendorf completed the podium, as his 64 left him in third place.
The Gross Division saw Alexander Dunmall claim another victory with a fine round of 75. Oliver Smith also hit some good form to sign for a 78 that gave him the runner-up trophy ahead of Jake Jeff-Johnston (80) in third.
Sapphire Boyce topped the table in the Girls Junior Open Gross Division, her 84 gave her a 2-shot winning margin over Amelia McGinty in second.
Trực Nguyen took the honours in the Net Division with a round of 71 ahead of the in-form Abigail Tang in second on 73, after she edged a countback decision over Emma Kang.
Maximus Maddocks claimed a comfortable victory in the Boys Junior Open Gross Division as his level-par 72 gave him a 5-shot win over Ronnie Seagroatt and Ali-Abbas Haji, who had matching 77’s, but Ronnie got the decision based on his better back 9.
The Net Division was headed by Alexander Mills who signed for an excellent round of 69 to take home the winners trophy, Ronnie added a second runner-up trophy with a 71 and Ali (72) doubled his third place trophy haul a single shot further back.