Hartpury Golfers win emphatically in second round of British Schools and Colleges
Hartpury’s Junior 1st team produced some excellent golf in the second round of the British Schools and Colleges Tour to remain well on course to qualify for the National Finals and defend their title.
The 2nd team also produced an impressive display and also have a very realistic chance of qualifying for the National Finals.
The second round was hosted by Millfield and played at Enmore Park Golf Club, co-hosts of this year’s British Boys’ Championships. The 1st team were led out by first year AASE student Ryan Pope, who finished birdie-par-birdie, to complete a very impressive level-par round of 71. He was shortly joined by first year AASE colleague, Ollie Dickson, who returned another excellent score of 72 and the next counting score towards the team total came from second year AASE student Matt Vigurs, who produced a solid and impressive round of 74. However, the round of the day and the fourth and final counting score for the six man team came from first year AASE student Connor Chant, who carded an outstanding round of 69, which was very nearly a 68 but for an agonising putt on the final green that stayed in the jaws of the hole.
The 2nd team also had some very good performances, notably two 76s by first year AASE students Ryan Wheeler and Sam Jones, who is proving to be a very consistent performer this year. The other two counting scores for the 2nd team were produced by first year AASE student, Tom Wright, who shot a solid 77 and second year AASE student, Will McCoombes, who returned a good 78. The 2nd team were the only team who managed to return all six of their team scores under 80, which was a very good achievement and demonstrates a very good level of consistency.
The 1st team’s excellent combined gross total of only two over par gave them a massive 18 shot margin of victory over second placed Millfield and a 21 shot margin over the 2nd team, who managed to finish second in the net category.
This means that the 1st team lead both the Gross and Net Divisions in Area 10, with a maximum eight points and the 2nd team lie second in both categories. In the Individual Order of Merit, the top 10 places are all filled with Hartpury players, with Ryan Pope leading the way on 55 points, followed by Ollie Dickson in second and Connor Chant in third.