(Singles Handicap Matchplay Competition open to Junior Girls with handicaps + to 36)
(The handicap allowance shall be the full difference in handicaps)
Congratulations to Tara O’Herlihy, this year’s Junior Summer Knockout Champion.
This year’s final was played at Basingstoke Golf Club, the home of both our finalists Tara O’Herlihy and her sister Lucy. Firstly a huge congratulations to both of you for reaching the final stages, some great matches were played along the way and the final didn’t disappoint.
The match was played in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, Lucy had a wonderful third shot into the first green to sink a putt for birdie, it went back to all square on the second, then Lucy won the third and back to all square on the fourth, the next two holes were halved, then Tara birdied the next two holes and parred the ninth to be three up at the half way stage, Lucy won ten with a shot and halved the next, on the twelfth Tara put a wonderful shot in to the green to about 18″ which was conceded.
Tara was again three up, Lucy got up and down from the edge of the green on thirteen to take the hole, on fourteen Tara put a super third shot in for another birdie to go back to three up, on the fifteenth Lucy again getting up and down from the edge of the green took the hole, back to two, they halved the next, so up the seventeen we went, both girls hit similar shots to the right hand side of the green, which left them both with tricky shots, Tara went first and put it within a few inches, then Lucy took her shot, a great chip which hit the flag stick but did not drop, final result Tara won 2-1.
The results of all the knockout matches can be viewed here: Junior Summer K/O Results (updated 19 August)