SONNING’S Blue Coat School team travelled up to St Andrews to compete in the Independent
SONNING’S Blue Coat School team travelled up to St Andrews to compete in the Independent Schools Golf Association National finals for the first time in the school’s history.
The team, consisting of captain Peter Handcock, 17-year-old Matthew Roberts from Sonning and 13-year-old Will Tate from Caversham reached the finals by defeating Charterhouse in the ISGA regional final in March, and were up against a strong field at the Scottish course.
The first round of the final was played at the Torrance course in St Andrews Bay where Handcock shot six over, Roberts eight over and Tate 10 over. The final round of the competition was played the following day at the Eden course, which runs along the old course.
The conditions were brutal with 40mph winds blowing across the course. Handcock secured a gold medal, coming 14th out of the 60 competitors while Roberts and Tate both gained bronze medals. The team finished 14th out of the 20 teams playing. Wellington College were overall winners.