Tuesday 23rd October saw the climax of the 2016 East Riding Junior League, where the top three teams in the league went to Ganton Golf Club to participate in the grand final.
The three teams that qualified were Burstwick, Brough and Scarborough North Cliff. The event was an 18 hole aggregate strokeplay event where each club had three players representing their team. With handicaps ranging from 3 to 12 we were sure to see some great golf on one of the best golf courses in the UK, which was of course in fabulous condition.
Supporting all of the juniors were representatives from the clubs including Captains, Junior Organisers and parents, who were assisting in ball-spotting, scoring and providing moral support when needed.
Player names were as follows:
|Club||Player A||Player B||Player C|
|Brough||Alex Limb (5)||Tom Bibby (10)||Ellis Howard (12)|
|Burstwick||Jack Maxey (5)||Lewis Hunt (5)||Alfie Tidder (5)|
|Scarborough NC||Tom Duck (3)||Michael Patterson (4)||Marco Masucci (12)|
The scores after nine holes were Scarborough NC 126, Brough 136, Burstwick 140 and although Scarborough had a ten shot lead, the tough back nine at Ganton meant all was still to play for.
Players from each team rallied and put in their best efforts on the inward nine, and in the end Scarborough NC retained their lead to win the final on a score of 260, ahead of Burstwick on 273 and Brough on 275.
President Howard Palmer officiated proceedings in the clubhouse after a welcome from Ganton's Captain Bill Mackay, and firstly congratulated Burstwick's Lewis Hunt on winning the Junior Player of the Year, before moving onto the prizes from the day. Tom Duck was awarded best gross with a very credible score of 81, and at that point the teams came up to the front in reverse order to collect their prizes.
It was a great occasion held at a fantastic venue, and the East Riding Union are immensely proud of the nine lads that represented the clubs; the achievement of reaching the final showed their determination and grit. The team from Scarborough North Cliff particularly played some great golf around Ganton, earning them a well deserved victory and lifting the trophy for 2016.