The BJGT Surbiton Classic

Surbiton Golf Club, another first time venue and one we most certainly hope to come back to next season, such a friendly, welcoming club and a unique test out on the course that was in superb condition.

Our thanks go to the Junior Organiser, Scott, for all his help in setting up the event, Paul on the day for his wonderful starting on the 1st tee, and the clubhouse staff for looking after everyone.

As mentioned, this little gem of a course provides a stern test despite it’s seemingly short length.  One not to be underestimated, and one the players will undoubtedly look forward to tackling again next season.
Aryan Lally returned to the BJGT after a couple of weeks, and promptly added maximum points to his OOM total. His 42 gave him a 6-shot margin over Euan Do (48) in second, who claimed the runner-up trophy, while Oscar Robertson (51) completed the podium a further 3-shots back.

Yuvaan Patel secured his first win of the season in the 7-8 Division, however, he needed a countback to do it, after he and Noah Norman both fired excellent rounds of 41, but the last 6 holes gave Yuvaan the winners trophy and Noah the runner up.  Henry Bucys was just two shots behind to take home the third place trophy.

Scarlett Wells also claimed her first trophy of the 2023 season, as she won the Girls Division with a fine round of 46, leaving her in 4th place in the overall standings.
The 9-10 Division saw Mihir Pasura continue his good form with his second win in recent weeks, his round of 40 gave him a two shot victory over Arthur Scott. Arthur claimed his first podium finish of the season on just his second start, while Toby Chahrvin grabbed third place after a countback with Teo Rasteiro as they produced matching 43’s.
Maybel Brooks took top spot in the Girls Division after her round of 46.
Alexander Dunmall put in a superb display in the Boys 9-12 Division, his round of 71 was one of the best of the day, and enough to give him the Gross Division title ahead of Jenson Ringer.  Jenson’s 74 gave him the runner-up trophy, with Freddie Buck just a single shot further behind in third place.
The Net Division was again headed by Harry Schultz, as he had back-to-back victories for the first time, his 63 gave him a 2-shot victory over Alexander, whose gross win gave him a Net 65 and a second place trophy. Jenson also added another trophy to the collection by taking third place with a Net 66.
The Girls Gross Junior Open was topped by Sapphire Boyce, after she posted an 82 that could not quite be matched by Poppy Norcott who came home with an 83.
Mia Frith continued her fine form, making it back-to-back victories, to take home another winners trophy after an excellent round of 66 that should see her handicap keep coming down, with Poppy having to settle for a second runner-up trophy on the day, as she finished with a 71.

The Boys Junior Open Gross Division saw Robert Payne secure top spot, with a round of 73, that was good enough to earn a 3-shot victory over Marcus Atherton (76) in second place. The long time clubhouse leader, Ronnie Seagroatt, dropping to third place after his 77.

Marcus went one place better in the Net Division by taking the win, but only after a 3-way countback with Adhritt Seth and home club member, Kallum Jennings, as the all finished on 69. The last six holes gave Marcus the win, the back 9 then gave Adhritt second place leaving Kallum in third place.

The BJGT now has a week off ahead of the second Major of the year, the British JGT Open, hosted by Harleyford Golf Club, so we know the players will be looking to peak in a couple of weeks.