The Sunningdale Heath Classic 2023

Sunningdale Heath, the first of two events at this stunning little venue, so popular it has to be split in half. Our thanks go to Tom for his unrivaled support, along with Warren and the team on the day for all their help.

The first event was for the 18 hole Junior Open Divisions, with the younger ages scheduled for September. This opening event was a great success in the beautiful Surrey sunshine.

With a place in the 2023 British Par 3 Championship up for grabs for the lowest gross score on the day, the winner could have come from any of the three divisions, with players more than capable in each of them.
The coveted place however went to defending champion Jack Mahoney, who played and won the BP3 team event last year, playing with Tom from Sunningdale Heath.
He was out in group 1 of the Boys Junior Open, and carded a fine round of 61, that went unmatched for the rest of the day, meaning he will again be teeing it up at Nailcote Hall, in front of the TV cameras.
Jason Chan followed him home in second, 3-shots behind, after a 64. Alfred Harmsworth grabbed third place, a single shot further back, on his BJGT debut.
Timo Herr secured the Net Division with his lowest ever round, a superb 50, that gave him a 7-shot cushion over Jack Mahoney, and Jack Bashforth, who needed a countback to separate their 57’s. Jack M got the decision to add a runner-up trophy to his Gross win, meaning Jack B took third.
The Girls Division saw Maybel Brooks claim the double on her Junior Open debut, as she moved up from the 9-10’s, her fabulous 66, Net 55, gave her both titles on the day, a very impressive result from the 10 year old.
Sapphire Boyce took second place in the Gross Division, and third place in the Net following her round of 70, Net 62. Amelia McGinty (74) completing the Top 3 in the Gross table while Lauren Cowley took home the Runner-Up trophy in the Net Division, with a round of 61.
The Boys 9-12 Division saw Darragh Sidhu make his first BJGT start in 2023, and promptly take the honours in the Gross Division, with a round of 65, that gave him a single shot victory over Yash Bid (66) in second place. Harry Dean (67) a single shot further back in third.
Yash went one place better in the Net Division as he took the honours with the resulting 52, good enough for a 3-shot winning margin over three players on 55.
Shayan Shah, Luke Gilding and Krish Patel all signed for the same score, but countback gave second place to Shayan based on the back 9, then Luke placed third also based on the final 9 holes.

The BJGT heads further around the M25 to Essex, and Maylands Golf Club, for the next full Classic event.