Thursday, 15 November 2018

Cahill comes out on top to secure Carl Mason Trophy

THE most successful golfer in European Senior Tour history, Carl Mason and son of Roy Mason, long-term serving PGA professional,

THE most successful golfer in European Senior Tour history, Carl Mason and son of Roy Mason, long-term serving PGA professional, last week presented prizes at the Goring and Streatley Junior Open.

Mill Ride’s Ryan Cahill posted the lowest gross score (70) to win the Carl Mason Trophy. The winner of the Goring and Streatley Girls’ Open trophy was Katie Hayes from Reading, who carded an 86.

Goring’s Chris McCleery won the junior open handicap competition with a net score of 66 while Gaby Curtis, also of Goring, won the girls’ open handicap with a net 70. The Mason family has a long history with Goring and Streatley Golf Club, Roy having joined the club as golf professional in 1955 and Carl enjoying an exceptional amateur career at Goring and Streatley before turning professional in 1973.

Having been a multiple winner on the PGA Tour, Carl went on to become the most successful European Senior Tour golfer, claiming his 25th title at the Benahavis Senior Masters in 2011. The Goring and Streatley Junior Open prize is a trophy that Carl won early into his professional career and donated, together with his father, to the club.

Goring and Streatley Golf Club holds the Carl Mason Junior Open every year offering scratch and handicap prizes. This was a Berks, Bucks and Oxon Order of Merit event for the boys, as well as a Telegraph BMW Junior Golf Championship 2013 qualifier for the boy and girl posting the lowest gross scores.

The 36-hole Carl Mason Junior Open had to be cut to 18 holes due to waterlogging of the greens.

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