Girls, Girls, Girls….
What an outstanding event at Three Rivers: beautiful sunshine, two fantastic courses and a day of firsts for the BJGT. Many thanks to the team at Three Rivers for being so accommodating, welcoming and helpful on the day!
Girls, Girls, Girls…has to be the headline, as they took the top three places in the Mixed Net Division of the Junior Open!
The first time that this has happened on the BJGT and it is fantastic to see, as Lily Frost and Emily Dixon finished as joint runners-up after matching rounds of 70, but Zoe McLean-Tattan continued her outstanding form to claim top spot once again with a round of 69.
In the Girls Gross Division, Sunny Wang stopped Zoe claiming double victory, as she took the gold medal after posting a round of 85, with Zoe and Jessica Brown tied for second, two shots behind.
In the Boys Division, form again shone through, as Micah Blowers secured another victory with his 78, which was good enough by a single shot ahead of Harry Flynn and Lewis Beeden, who shot matching 79s.
The 6 & Under Division provided another first, as we had a 3-way tie at the top: Ronak Alwala, Freddie Buck and Leo Boniface all carded rounds of 39. Ronak took his first BJGT win after the countback, leaving Freddie and Leo with silver medals.
Remarkably, lightening then struck twice, as the 11-12 Division produced exactly the same result, with three tied at the head of the field. William Bailey, Joseph Sidwell and Alexander Oddy all fired rounds of 91, so countback was again required to decide the winner, with William getting the better of this decision.
Finley White returned to winning ways in the 9-10 Division, as his round of 46 was good enough to take the gold medal, and, almost unsurprisingly, we saw another tie for second, with Rudy Maxwell and Freddie Raven both shooting rounds of 48. In the 9-10 Girls, you guessed it, there was a tie at the top, but as there needs to be a winner, Lucie Strnadova took the win, with Saphire Boyce coming runner-up.
The 7-8 Division saw Oliver McDonnell claim his first win of the season after a fine round of 39, with Sully Donald returning to form just a single shot behind in second and it almost goes without saying that there was a tie for third between Dominic McKenna and Oscar Ford, who both took home bronze medals.
Arguably the closest set of results we’ve seen on the BJGT - it just goes to show what happens when you present juniors with courses set up for their size!
The Tour now moves on to Royston GC, on 14 July, where we know that these kids will put on another outstanding show.