Harry's game - Hull claim Junior Team Championship

A best nett of the day from Junior Captain Harry Earl clinched victory for Hull Golf Club in the East Riding Junior Team Championship at Hornsea Golf Club

Conditions were brutal, following heany rain in the previous 24 hours and a strong wind making the back nine feel twice as long as usual.

Nine teams took part, with Cottingham Parks fielding three of them. Two out of three scores in each team were to count in the team competitions.

Most players seemed to start well and were lulled into a false sense of security as the first seven holes were pretty much all down breeze. Once they turned for home however, many began to struggle in the gusty conditions on the magnificent Rolston Road layout. 

The nett team championship was a close affair and the winners of the Frank Barrett Trophy were Hull Golf Club when their third player Harry Earl got up and down from 40 yards at the last for par. His nett 74 was added to Bobby Beasley's 76 for a team total of 150 (Max Wright had his nett 81 discarded) to win by one from Cottinhgham A whose counting scores were East Riding u18 regulars Callum Burns (75) and George Coope (76). 

[left to right: Hull GC - Max Wright, Bobby Beasley, Jonty Hall, Harry Earl]

George took home the best individual gross with a battling 78, one ahead of Callum. Their third player Warren Burns struggled with his ball flight all day and his gross 86 was discarded. Cottingham comfortably won the TR Leak Trophy by ten shots from the home Hornsea trio of Lilly Anderson, Alfred Anderson and Seth Topham.

[left to right: Cottingham Parks - Warren Burns, Callum Burns, George Coope and Jonty Hall]

ERUGC President Jonty Hall presented the trophies and vouchers to all of the prizewinners at his home course.

Hull will now represent the East Riding Union in the Yorkshire Junior Club Team Championship on 14 July at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. Good luck!

Many thanks to all at Hornsea Golf Club for welcoming competitors, officials and families to the club so warmly. To Dave Greenwood for organising the whole event so brilliantly and to Edward and Eileen Clark for manning the desk throughout the day. Players were sent on their way on time as always by ERUGC starter Andy Pittaway.


Team nett    
HULL  PH Score
Harry Earl 18 74
Bobby Beasley 4 76
Max Wright 17 81*
TOTAL   150
Warren Burns 1 85*
Callum Burns 4 75
George Coope 2 76
TOTAL   151
Will Bentley 14 75
Oliver Wilson 16 78
Seth Fairburn  6 DQ*
TOTAL    153
Lilly Anderson 18 76
Alfred Anderson 5 77
Seth Topham 5 80*
TOTAL    153
* discarded score    
Team gross    
Warren Burns 1 86*
Callum Burns 4 79
George Coope 2 78
TOTAL   157
Lilly Anderson 18 94*
Alfred Anderson 5 82
Seth Topham 5 85
TOTAL   167
Best indivudual nett    
Harry Earl (Hull) 18 74
Best individual gross    
George Coope (Cottingham) 2 78


Jonathan Clark

ERUGC Junior League Secretary

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