The Maylands Classic 2023

Our return to Maylands after a few years away, and what a successful one it was. Intermittent sunshine and a cool breeze added to a firm and fast course, for a stern test of golf.

We need to thank James for all his help and support in setting the event up, and the Maylands team for looking after everyone on the day.
Louie Goh topped the table in the 6&Under Division, for the perfect send off before heading out to San Diego for the IMG Academy Junior World Championships.  Louie’s 43 edged out Brianna Yang, another Team BJGT member, by a single shot, as she continued her wonderful form at just the right time.  The top 3 was completed by Emilio Hawkins (46) two shots further back.
Zachary Blayney also had an ideal confidence booster as he fired the round of the day, a 2-under par 36, to win the 7-8 Division by five shots from Alex Romanowski (41). Alex, who had his best finish of the season so far in second, with Noah Norman (42) completing the podium in third, just a single shot behind.
Ellie Wang was another JWC Team member to claim a victory before getting on the plane, as she headed the Girls Division with a fine round of 41, that left her impressively third overall. Florrie Collins chased her home in second after shooting a 43.
Aronas Juodis, on his first BJGT start of the season, started with a bang to take the 9-10 title over Teo Rasteiro by the closest margin we’ve ever seen on Tour.
Their scores matched over 9 holes, the last 6, the last 3 and the last hole, which is usually where countback resolves the result, however we needed to go down to scores on the lowest stroke indexed holes and index 3 finally gave Aronas the decision.
Michael Egan (42) just missed being included in the countback, as he finished third a single shot behind the drama at the top. Maybel Brooks secured the Girls Division with a round of 47.
The Boys 9-12 Division saw Harry Dean claim his first Gross title of the season with a superb 75, including 2 very nice eagles, on his way to a 2-shot victory over Marcus Karim (77).  Marcus continued his outstanding season by grabbing second, with Harry Schultz having his best finish of the season in third, scoring a brilliant 78.
Harry S went two places better in the Net Division, as the resulting 62 deservedly gave him the title by two shots over Tanus Van Molendorf and Harry D. Both had matching 64’s, but Tanus got the decision for second over the back 9.
Sapphire Boyce returned to winning ways in the Girls Junior Open Gross Division, as she carded a round of 83 to take the honours by 2-shots over Angi Chen (85) who took home the runner-up trophy.
Mia Frith secured her first win on the BJGT, having had a superb round that ended with a Net 65, and a six shot winning margin over Abigail Tang (71) in second.
The Boys Junior Open Division saw an event double for Pranay Patel.  Praney signed for a superb 77, Net 70, to claim his first titles of 2023. Oliver Brightman (78) claimed the runner-up trophy and James Hallet (79) third in the Gross Division.
James (71) added a second place Net finish to his haul, while Tim Herr (73) claimed his second consecutive podium finish in third place.
The BJGT now heads to another brand new venue, as Surbiton Golf Club hosts the next classic before a break ahead of the second Major of the season.