On a beautifully bright and sunny day, the cold and blustery wind left the already tricky Witney Lakes course playing tough, so players needed to be on their game – and they more than stood up!
Junior Open Category
The newly formed Boys 13-14 Division playing off the yellow tee proved a very close affair, and was headed by Edward Mason for his first victory on the BJGT, with his round of 80. Again, this was only good enough for a single-shot victory over Will Bailey in second, and Bailey Hall (83) in third.
The Boys 11-12 off the reds was even closer, as three shots separated the top six players: Maxi Moore came out on top of the countback required to separate him and Finley White after matching 78s, with Ambrose Eaves edging third place after his 79.
6 & Under Category
There was an incredible finish in the 9-10 Division finish, which has only happened a couple of times before on the BJGT, as AJ Van Emmenis’s and Zahn Bopiah’s 41s couldn’t even be separated by countback at the top of the field, so required a sudden-death play-off in order to decide the winner.
AJ held his nerve to hole a 4-foot pressure putt on the first extra hole, claiming maximum points in the first OOM event of the year. Fraser Walters matched his sister’s third place finish, one-shot back in third, as just two shots then separated the next 3.
The BJGT now moves on to Dale Hill in two weeks’ time, where we hope for more of the same!