THE CHRISTIES CUP Junior Club Team Knock Out.
This Junior Club competition is open to all affiliated Surrey Clubs Junior sections. The format is three players in each Club team playing singles Stableford (full handicap allowance) played over 18 holes, in 2balls. The best two cards from each team will count but if there is a tie the 3rd card will then count. If there is still a tie then a sudden death Stableford score play off between the first named players will decide the winning team. The winners go onto represent Surrey in the England Golf Club Junior Team Tournament the following year.
As the previous year’s winners Addington Palace are the hosts for this year’s final between Cuddington GC represented by Joe Scrivens, Chris Gray & Dexter Daly and Sunbury represented by Owen Fox, Harry Dean & Tom Corrigan.
So it is on a lovely September afternoon that the two teams meet up and are seen off the 1st tee by Assistant County Secretary Steve McNeill along with Surrey rules official Norman Jack.
The course certainly lived up to its reputation as a tough but fair golf course with some of the players finding undulating and tree lined front nine a real challenge. The back nine which has a more of a parkland feel to it was just a challenging as the final scores showed. In the end Sunbury took the honours with a two card score of 67points, Owen Fox with the best of the day 34pts. Cuddington came in with a combined 62points, despite a birdie, birdie finish by Dexter Daly their highest scorer with 32pts.
Both teams had done brilliantly just to get to the final, battling their way through four previous rounds. In the Semi-Finals Cuddington had defeated Royal Wimbledon and Sunbury saw off Wentworth.
After play the boys and parents enjoyed some sandwiches and drinks before the presentation of the trophy to Sunbury’s captain Tom Corrigan, who said a few words of thanks to all involved, especially Addington Palace GC who had looked after everyone so well and made everyone so welcome. Good luck to the Sunbury team in next year’s England Golf Club Junior Team Tournament at Woodhall Spa.
The Victorious Sunbury Team
Well done to Cuddington as well for getting to the final