Oscar Teuten was the surprise winner of the Junior Academy Autumn Masters with a score of 38 for the 9 holes. A worthy score in autumnal conditions but it was the Taylor brothers who were expected to come out on top. With Lucas, hooking into a bush on the final hole to card an uncharacteristic 7 and Jacob having ‘an off day’ it was Lucas Shek who posed the biggest threat to Oscar but came up one shot short. Oscar had been knocking on the door for sometime and his maiden victory is much deserved.
Junior Academy Autumn Master: Oscar Teuten
Over 13s Champion: Oscar Teuten
Under 13s Champion: Lucas Shek
Under 11s Champion: Lucas Taylor
Under 9s Champion: Jacob Taylor
Under 7s Champion: Laif Campbell
Girls Champion: April Tian
Ricky Storms Back into Contention
Ricardo Pianta recorded a personal best 35 strokes for 9 holes to comfortably win the November 9 hole stableford and race back up the Order of Merit table to be only 3.5 points behind Lucas Taylor who has never been out of the top 2 all season. Jacob Taylor had another strong event and with one event to go is only 2.5 behind his older brother. The surprise of the week was leader Freddie Hopkins finishing a dismal 10th and is now 4 points from the top.
All eyes will be on these top 4 in the last 9-hole stableford of the year on December 5th.
9-Hole Order of Merit (Current Top 10)
|Position||Player||OOM Points||Counting Events Played|
Jacob Wins Autumn Foursomes
Eight year old Jacob Taylor won the Autumn Junior Adult foursomes with a 1 under par total of 29. Playing with his dad Gil, young Jacob finished tied with his nearest competitor, Joshua Stone, but won on count back to add this title to the Summer foursomes he won back in July. Jacob’s win also puts him on top of the end of season Foursomes Order of Merit, just finishing ahead of Joshua Stone.
Winter Pairs – Lucas & Megan take the Second Match
Lucas Taylor showed his class in partnering the less experienced Megan Steele in round 2 of the winter pairs. Showing nothing but support for his team mate, the pair scored an impressive 35 for the 9 holes scramble in freezing conditions. They just pipped Alfie Peacock and Jamie Moore on count back who also had an impressive round in scoring 35. Round 1 winner Lucas Shek finished tied 3rd to lead the order of merit at this early stage.