Lucas is Champion Again
9 year old Lucas Taylor scored a personal best of 36 shots for the nine holes to win The Junior Academy Summer Cup. This gave him back to back wins following his triumph in the Spring Masters back in May. 2021 has been a great year for Lucas so far as this win solidifies his position on top of The Academy Order of Merit and he is also currently lying second in the 9-hole Order of merit, just 1 point behind Freddie Hopkins. He needs to keep practicing smartly though as there is plenty of competition stacking up behind him, especially his 7-year old brother Jacob who is having a great season too. The surprise of the competition was Esme Chamberlain who won the girls event finishing ahead of academy favourite April Tian.
Summer Cup Champion – Lucas Taylor
Under 13s Champion – Ben Havard
Under 11s Champion – Lucas Taylor
Under 9s Champion – Jacob Taylor
Under 7s Champion – Laif Campbell
Girls Champion – Esme Chamberlain
All Tight at the top
As we approach the final stretch Lucas Taylor has crept in front again, just one point ahead of Freddie Hopkins and Ricardo Pianta just another 5.5 pts further back. The race appears to be between these three with just three counting events to go.
It is at this stage that the best 8 results count and these will be added to the points won in the last 3 events in October, November and December all. With the top three separated by only 6.5pts, it really is anyones championship.
9-Hole Order of Merit (Current Top 10)
|Position||Player||Best 8 Events||Events Played|
Jacob Wins Summer Foursomes Event
Seven year old Jacob Taylor won the Summer Junior Adult foursomes with a 3 under par total of 27. Playing with his dad Gil, young Jacob finished 2 shots clear of a trio of players on 1 under which included the spring foursomes champion Joshua Stone. Jacobs win puts him one point clear of Joshua Stone in the order of merit table with the Autumn Foursomes to be played on the 7th November.