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Warren retains her Wrag Barn title after an eagle at the 18th
6:00am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Sport
A DRAMATIC eagle on the final hole saw Katie Warren beat the rest of the field to retain her Wrag Barn Junior Championship.
The youngster had birdied 16 and 17 to move to within one shot of leader Matt Mumford, who won the event in 2010, and the pair stood on the final tee together as the championship reached another dramatic conclusion.
Mumford hit the green in two to seemingly set up a putt to win the title, but Warren superbly holed out from 100 yards with her second shot to put herself right in contention.
The eagle meant Mumford could still force a play-off if he holed his putt, but it slid past the hole as Warren regained the title she won last year.
More than 60 players aged six to 18 took part in the event which was the showpiece of the club’s junior week which ran from July 23-29.
The tournament was played over two rounds, and after the end of the first, junior captain Mumford led the field on three under, five shots ahead of Warren and Jack Seaman.
Most players improved their scores in the second round, with Joe Hefferan posting a nett 60 and picking up the lowest nett score prize.
Wrag Barn GC Junior
1, Katie Warren: 74+67=141; 2, Matt Mumford: 69+73=142; 3, Kendle McCrossan: 78+73=151
Morning – Best Nett: 1, Jonny Carter = Nett 63; 2, Jack Seaman = Nett 68 c/b; 3, Ethan Moynihan = Nett 68 [*]
Afternoon – Best Net: 1, Joe Hefferan = Nett 60; 2, Beth Loveridge = Nett 64 [*]; 3, Max Mulcock = Nett 65.
- JAMES Wiltshire triumphed as Broome Manor held its annual Captain’s Day tournament.
Some 140 players took part in glorious weather, and Wiltshire finished top of the pile with a nett 66.
Youngster Yoshio Takeuchi hit the best gross of 66 and won an invitation to a Jamega Tour event as a result.
Tom Law won the junior prize with a nett 69 while club secretary Colin Beresford triumphed in the seniors with a nett 70.
Ladies’ captain Jo Ferrier won that category with a nett 73.
Nett result: 1, James Wiltshire (69-3=66); 2, Alan Burch (70-2=68); 3, Les Cleverley (81-12=69).
-CIRENCESTER juniors comfortably beat the seniors 5-1 in the sections’ annual match.
Max McClennan and Mitch Caunt overcame seniors captain John Thurston and seniors vice captain David Findlay four and two.
A five and four win was achieved by Niall Stockwell and Gabriel Ochoa Lee over Ken Anderson and John Slaven.
Jack and Tom Pethick had the widest winning margin of the match, triumphing six and five over Ian Haslam and Jack Bastow.
John Hall and John Moss were sunk two and one by Jordan Thornton and juniors captain James Sandiland.
Chalmers Phin and Dan Shrigley beat seniors Roger Dodd and Dave Purkiss by the same scoreline.
The sole win for the Seniors came in the final match, where Eric Varcoe and Richard Saunders beat Patrick Burgess and Josh Hurchison five and four.
Meanwhile, Cirencester Seniors lost 3.5-2.5 at Wychwood in the Cotswolds.
Thurston and David Warden were defeated five and four, before Findlay and Bob Hadley squared things up with a handsome 4 and 3 win.
A halved match by Mark Woodhead and Paul Horrell kept proceedings level.
Both Clive Bennett and Graham Morgan, and Gerry Bruton and Dave Clark, lost two and one, before Roy Lipscombe and club president Robert Evans triumphed four and three.