Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Record turnout in junior golf tournament

A RECORD 21 Henley Golf Club juniors, with handicaps ranging from five to 36, set out on Tuesday to play their two-day Club Championship over 36 holes.

After the first round the leader was Ben Chapman with an excellent gross 77 off his 11 handicap, closely followed by Alex Harris-White (8) in second on 80 and Jack Fairhall (5) scoring 82.

Playing consistently well for the second day Harris-White recorded a gross 79 to take the Junior Championship by one point from Fairhall, who scored 78, with Chapman in third place on 86. In the net competition, where handicaps are taken into consideration, Spencer Smith was victorious with rounds of 93 and 90 giving him a combined net total of 133, a full seven shots under his then-handicap of 25 which will now be reduced to 23.

Second was new member Rowan Stacey just beating his 27 handicap at 139 and in third on countback was Angus Harris-White with a net 144 for the two rounds.

Club president Geoff Luckett said the strength of the junior section augured well for the future golf in Henley as he handed out the prizes.

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