Sunshine Glory for The Halifax & Huddersfield Junior Golf Team at York
The Halifax And Huddersfield Junior Team produced a brilliant team performance in searing conditions as they surged to a 29 - 7 victory at theYork Union’s venue of Pike Hills. To play 36 holes in these conditions was a brilliant effort by the juniors. Watched by some travelling executive members and several of their parents, all 12 players were involved in at least one kind of win in their foursomes or singles matches.
The morning foursomes got off to a brilliant start as Isaac Turner and Harry Mowl beat the top York pairing by 2/1. The 2nd home pairing drew York level only to see the HHDUGC lead re-established by Matthew Holden and Ben Walker with a 4/3 win. Max Nicholson and Nick Crane combined very well to register a 2/1 victory and then an excellent 5/3 win by Joel Rushworth and George Hanson was followed by Louie Walsh and Dylan Shaw-Radford, giving HHDUGC a 10-2 halfway lead. This was all down to the players playing some brilliant golf on a course that none of them had played before, whilst York had players from the home club who were familiar with the contours of the course etc .
After a lunch break the players were back out in the hottest of conditions and the top match saw Isaac Turner holding his own to clinch a late win of 2/1, followed by Harry Mowl winning 3/2 . Next came Oliver Caton and once again he came good, after both both players were level after 12 holes, his 2/1 success was achieved with 4 excellent final holes. Max Nicholson halved the next match and then came Louise Walsh to register another win with a 3/1 success and now only 1 more win would clinch the result for HHDUGC. This was duly provided by Dylan Shaw-Radford who won his match 2/1 and followed by Joel Rushworth who won on the last hole . Young Gearge Hanson was feeling the heat after the 8th hole but showed tremendous stamina to carry on and was rewarded with a 3/2 win and finally Nicholas Crane registered a magnificent 5/3 victory which was an absolute credit to all of the team and their followers who were treated to a brilliant day of golf.
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