Seth is the top man as Hornsea lift Junior League trophy

Seth is the top man as Hornsea lift Junior League trophy

Hornsea were crowned Junior League champions for the first time since 1994 as they beat Cottingham Parks 2-1 in the final at Ganton.

In the top match, Cottingham's Ewan Mackenzie, recently capped by Yorkshire u18s, used his course knowledge to dominate his match against Alfred Anderson (pictured centre with trophy). Ewan ran out a 6&5 winner and was an approximate two under for his 13 holes. First blood to Cottingham.

Hornsea were well up in the bottom match howwever, with Alfred's sister Lilly once again proving tough to beat with her accuracy off the tee and silky short game. James Williamson was four down at the turn and holes ran out to leave the final tied at 1-1.

So the increasing gallery of parents turned their attention to the middle match of Hornsea's Seth Topham against Cottingham's Tom Anderson which was tight at the turn.

Seth's uncanny knack of holing putts when he really needed them soon put him in charge and he found himself dormie four up. Tom would not lie down and won the long 15th with his shot, before both players impressively found the 16th in two. Tom made his four before Seth calmy holed his 7 footer after an aggressive first putt to seal the match.

Smiles all around then for a talented Hornsea team who finally got their hands on the trophy after coming close last year. A wonderful speech from captain Alfred after dinner in the clubhouse rounded off a keenly fought Junior League season where all players involved have been a credit to their families and their clubs.

Full scores and league phase table

Jonathan Clark

ERUGC Junior League Secretary





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