Under 18s finish second in Yorkshire Junior Team Championship

The Under 18's took a strong team to Yorkshire Golf's showpiece event - the 6-man team to Crosland Heath in Halifax/Huddersfield Union. 

The East Riding got off to a great start with Captain George Clark shooting a 2 over par 73, only for Jacob Hodgson to perform even better for a level par 71.  Our other team members performed well with Tommy Risker (76), Luke Thornton (79), Will Storr (76) and Tom Benson (80) meant room for improvement going into the 2nd round. 

 

After the morning round the East Riding were just 8 shots behind Sheffield... an amount that was more than recoverable!

 

Into the afternoon and leading the East Riding out with a 9 was Tommy Risker to give the East Riding a shot at the victory, especially with Luke Thornton and Tom Benson improving on their morning rounds. Unfortunately the other half of the team did not quite repeat their morning performance and the East Riding had to settle for a team score of 455, the same as the mornings total. 

 

Tommy Risker's excellent 2nd round score of 69 was enough to give him the prize for best 2nd round score...well done Tommy

 

Sheffield also equalled their morning round to give them victory by 15 shots.  It has been great year for our u18's with 2nd place finishes in both the 6-man and inter-district league

 

Paul Gibson

Head PGA Professional