Wharton Park GC: results, report and photos

Wharton Park GC - Event Report

The BJGT finally returned to Wharton Park, after a number of years, and we were left wondering why we hadn't returned sooner!

A fantastic venue and a stunning course, with very helpful staff. Special thanks go to Carly and Ollie, who couldn't have done more for us - we very much appreciate it and certainly look forward to adding Wharton Park to the 2021 schedule! The club currently has a great deal on junior membership, so do contact them directly to find out more.
The course offered plenty of potential to cause some trouble for the field, but conditions were favourable, so the players relished the opportunity to tackle it, although it has to be said that the course arguably came out on top on this occasion!

Junior Open Category

The Boys Gross Division of the Junior Open saw Ben Benetar take his maiden victory on the BJGT with a fine 78, and with it he moved into the final qualifying place for the Tour Championship. Sachin Kohli maintained his good form coming into the event to claim second place, two shots back, and Ethan Webster took third.
The Girls Gross Division was topped by Lili-Rose Hunt, who actually fired the best round of the day, as her 76 was plenty good enough to take the win, ahead of Arianna Virik, who needed a countback to grab second ahead of Maisie Whittall after matching 89s.
Ben also led the the Junior Open Net Division, to claim a daily double, after his round of 70, Teddy Fee on his BJGT debut took home the runner-up trophy, but only after a 3-way countback decision over Lili-Rose (3rd) and Karabo Gwet, who all recorded 71s.

11-12 Category

The Boys 11-12 Division saw Isaac Jones (76) take his second win of the season ahead of OOM leader, Ronnie Groves, who saw no change in his lead at the top of the table, with a round of 77. Eddie Cook chased them home, on his first start on the BJGT, in third, just a single shot further back, along with Ambrose Eaves, but Eddie had the better back 9, so took the final podium place.

9-10 Category

Jack Stockton took the honours, with his second victory of the season in the 9-10 Division after posting a total of 58 for 12 holes, and finish a single shot in front of Seb Reynolds who claimed second place, results which may just secure both their places at Foxhills. Max Gilsenan took his first podium finish of the season in third after a round of 62 and moved into the final qualifying place with just three OOM counting events left.

7-8 Category

A good field in the 7-8 Division saw another debut winner in Byron Clements, as the BJGT continues to pick up the best juniors around, as he produced a cracking round of 53 to take the honours and leave Oliver Hulbert in second, three shots back. Lucas Skilbeck made his trip South worthwhile, returning home with the third place trophy just a single shot further behind.

6 & Under Category

Theo Oderinde and Marcus Karim once again couldn't be separated on the scorecards, as they both posted matching 57s, but Theo made it four consecutive wins by virtue of the countback decision, reducing Marcus’ lead at the top of the Order of Merit to just four points, as this division looks sure to go down to the wire.
The Tour now moves on to the eagerly anticipated, and hugely popular Sunningdale Heath next Sunday (13 Sept), before a break from the Order of Merit events for the first 2021 IMG Academy Junior World Championships Qualifier on 20 Sept.

Above are a few photos taken at the event.

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