Surrey County Seniors' Championship
Betchworth Park 1 May 2018
After having to cancel the first round of the Championship due to the horrendous weather on Monday 30th April the 51 players gathered at the now fairly dry Betchworth Park. The greens staff had done a magnificent job in getting the course ready after 36mm of rain had hit the course on Monday which meant the first round of the event was cancelled. The championship was now a straight 18 affair instead of the planned 36 holes with a cut after the first round.
Alongside the main Championship there are two other competitions for the slightly older gentlemen in the age groups 65-70 and 70+.
The day started with lovely sunshine but this didn’t last and with a stiff breeze the temperature certainly didn’t feel like the start of May!
The weather conditions on the day and with the course still wet from Mondays downpour there was very little run on the ball, meaning the course played longer than normal, this certainly didn’t help produce any low scores and the players had to really work hard to get a decent number on their cards.
In the end a really solid 74 from Betchworth Park’s own Christopher Spiller secured the Championship with two other players only one shot behind with 75’s, on countback Lachlan Deuchar from Burhill just pipped North Downs Alan Stein for 2nd place.
Mike Wilde (Camberley Heath) won the 65-70 age group with David Jones (Betchworth Park) winning the 70+
The trophies were presented by Surrey President Jack Buchanan and Betchworth Captain Len Jennings
Our thanks to Betchworth Park Golf Club for hosting the event and to all the staff who looked after the players and officials so well, making everyone feel so welcome. Our thanks also to the members who did a wonderful job of being out on the course ball spotting.
Finally thank you to all the Surrey volunteers and County rules officials who spent the day on the course and at the reception /scoring desk helping to make this event such a great day.
Congratulations to Christopher Spiller who now goes onto to the Surrey representative at the EG Champions of Champions event later in the year.
Surrey County Secretary
Len Jennings Club Captain with winner Christoper Spiller and Jack Buchanan County President
3rd place Alan Stein (North Downs) and 2nd place Lachaln Deuchar (Burhill)
Revised Start Sheet for the main Championship loaded Monday at 12:50
link to IG for the results
STOP PRESS STOP PRESS
We are still hoping to run the Championship as planned tomorrow Monday. However, we are aware of the forecast but realise that this could change in the next 24 hours.
We will take a final decision as to whether the Championship will run as advertised with 36 holes over two days or played as 18 holes on Tuesday only by 9.30 tomorrow morning. We will email you and update the website.
Any queries, please contact Assistant County Secretary, Steve McNeill on 07824 353 723.
Surrey Seniors' County Championship
at Betchworth Park
First Day ~ Monday 30 April Qualifying Round
Second Day ~ Tuesday 1 May 30 players plus ties and the 18 hole Championship for the 55-65's, 65-70's and over 70's year old.
Start sheet DAY 1
Start Sheet DAY 2 (matches 13-15 are the ONE ROUND 18 holes only entrants
notes to players
We still have ~ 4 places ~ available in the MAIN 2 Day Championship and 3 places in the 1 day 18 holes event
Please click here for an entry form
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First Come, First Served !