The Woodhall Spa Junior Trophy

Woodhall Spa made for a superb start to the 2023 season, although the weather did provide a real mix of conditions to ensure this was a real test of golf.

The 6/under, 7-8 and 9-10 categories played an 18 hole, 2-day comp over the front 9 of the Bracken Course, while the 9-12 and Junior Open players played 54 holes over 3-days, tackling The Hotchkin, then The Bracken and finally back onto The Hotchkin for the final round.
Aryan Lally (89) picked up the win in the 6&Under division, with rounds of 50, and a cracking 39 on day two. He secured a one stroke victory over Louie Goh (90) in second, after a pair of 45’s. Taio-Blake Burkitt (96) was in third with matching 48’s.
Zachary Blayney (75) was the standout performer in the 7-8 division, as he had two superb rounds of 38 and 37, to record an 11-shot winning margin over Brody MacIver (86) in second. Brody shot 45 and 41, while the WJGC Champion Elijah Gibbons (89) came home in third place.
Hajira Marfleet (91) started her season with a win in the Girls division, producing two fine rounds of 45 and 46, a score that would have placed her an impressive 7th overall, with Ellie Wang (92) taking the runner-up place.
The 9-10 division saw Leo Taylor (77) dominate with excellent rounds of 39 and 38, the gave him a 12-shot cushion over Harry Odell (89) in second, after his rounds of 46 and 43. Alfie Skinner (91) grabbed the final podium place two shots further back on his 9-10 debut.
Stella Walters (93) took home the Girls title, after two cracking rounds of 47 and 46, a superb effort that placed her 4th in the overall table.
The Boys 9-12 division saw Fraser Walters come out on top of a very talented field, rounds of 74, 78 and 76 put him 6-shots ahead of Alexander Dunmall (234) in second, with Jake Jeff-Johnston (236) just 2-shots further back in third.
The Net division was headed by Tanus Van-Molendorf (177), after three fantastic rounds of 68, 57 and 52, proving he certainly needs a handicap reduction as soon as possible.  Oliver Smith (193) took the runner-up trophy on countback over Nathan Nolan (193), after his final round of 62 was 2-shots batter than Nathan’s 64.
The Girls Junior Open saw Josie Knights impressively take the honours in both Gross and Net divisions, rounds of 83, 87 and 82 gross gave her a 3-shot margin over Georgia Cater (255), and her resulting net totals of 73, 77 and 72 (222) meant a commanding victory, as Georgia (235) again took second place.
Dominic Harrington (235) secured his first WAGR points with a narrow 1-shot victory in the Gross divisio. Dominic’s rounds of 80, 75 and 80, left his one clear of Jonnie Summerfield, 81, 82 and 73 (236) and Matthew Sandy, 75, 87, 75 (236), with Jonnie getting the countback decision for second.
Jonnie (204) went one place better in the Net division, taking the title by a clear margin, with superb rounds of 70, 72 and 62.  Dominic (224) added the runner-up place to his daily haul, with Oliver George (229) grabbing third place after a fine 68 on the final day.

The BJGT now heads straight to Frilford Heath, on Masters Sunday, for our first Major of 2023 - The BJGT Masters.