Charlie & Kade just Squeeze a Win
Charlie Boyes and Kade Fullarton won the Winter Foursomes in a three-way countback. Their level par score of 30 was just enough to finish ahead of Joshua and Darren Stone and newcomers Sebastian Parkes & Martin Blake, with all finishing on net 30 for the 9-hole event. It was all looking good for Sebastian Parkes until the 7th hole where he carded an 8. It was also the 7th hole where Joshua Stone came unstuck, taking a 6, but it was steady play from Charlie & Kade to take the trophy.
Lucas Wins Winter Pairs League
With Winter Pairs 6 being cancelled due to weather-affected course closure Lucas Taylor has won the Winter Pairs 22/23 League. Although three of the six fixtures were cancelled due to weather closing the course Lucas is a much-deserved winner. The 2022 Summer Pairs Champion won 2 of the three events played and was third in the other.
In round 1, Lucas partnered Emely Wilson and won by two shots with a score of 33. Round 2 was then cancelled due to course closure and in round 3 it was Sussex under 13s Champion Leo Cahi and Hugo Faiello who won with a tremendous score of 30. Lucas Taylor was a distant 3rd with a score of 38 despite playing with the rejuvenated Freddie Hopkins.
With round 4 cancelled, Lucas Taylor partnered 2022 Pupil of the Year Lottie Hopkins in round 5 where they scored an impressive 35 to win by three. This win put him 5.5 points ahead of 2022 Winter Pairs Champion Freddie Hopkins and with round 6 cancelled left him on top of the League to add yet another trophy to his collection. At the 2022 Academy end-of-year presentation, Lucas Taylor took away the most trophies including Junior Academy Player of the Year and he has started 2023 in the same vain.
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Jacob is on Top Again
Full report to follow but 9-year-old Jacob Taylor has yet again taken a solid lead in the 9-Hole Order of Merit.
New member Henry Cunningham is showing a little form in his first competitions of the year and his consistency has helped him take an early lead in the 9-hole order of merit. It’s very early days and the season is still to kick off but 2 second-places is a nice start. Laif Campbell took the honours in the February event with an impressive 23 points and Ricky Pianta won the March event with 21 points. It will be great to see how things unfold in the coming months.
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Harry is on a Roll
Harry Clarke cannot stop winning at the moment. In the End of Year Scramble partnered with his dad Paul and Austin Walsh with his dad Martin he finished once again on top of the pile. The four-man team had a score of 1 under par 29 to squeeze in front of 3-man team Caelan Dhami, Oscar Teuten and Stanley Teuten, who themselves just pipped the team of Rob Riley, Aidan Riley, Stephen Hope and Joshua Stone into third place on countback. The Academy Scrambles are always very tight at the top and the first one of the year was no exception with the top 3 separated by a single shot.
Harry Clarke now has a habit of winning, as The Academy Open under 7s champion has won his last two scrambles and last year’s Autumn Foursomes for this to be his 4th win in the last 4 months. Watch out 2023 – Harry is coming!