U14 for the Olga Mills
U13 for the Usmar Salver
at Leatherhead GC
Sunday July 1
On a baking hot Sunday, 55 players made their way from various parts of the County to Leatherhead Golf Club to compete for the U13 (Usmar Salver) & U14 (Olga Mills Cup) County Championships.
Although in good condition, due to the hot weather we’ve had recently, the course was playing tougher than normal and the players would need to adapt their games to the conditions, those that didn’t suffered on their score cards!
The format for both the Championships is 18 holes stroke play off the white tees with an U13 being eligible to win both age groups. In addition to these main competitions there was a handicap competition. This competition was so close that count back had to be used to separate the top three, as all had scored a nett 67. After the calculation the handicap prize was won by Thierry Boucher (Horton Park) with Harvey Skelly (Betchworth Park) in 2nd and Max Saunders (Walton Heath) in 3rd.
Onto the main competitions, first the U13’s Championship, and what a close competition we had with two shots separating the top three players. Leo Vorobyev (Windlesham) who had won the County U12 Championship last month finished with a gross 80 to take 3rd place, with a 79 David Razinskas (Windlesham) took 2nd. The winner was 10-year-old Kris Kim from Cuddington GC with a fine 78, Kris had finished runner up in the U12’s, so had gone one better and gained some revenge on his County team mate Leo.
Incredibly with his 78 Kris also won the U14 title beating Rocky Chapman (Windlesham) into 2nd with a 79 and David Razinskas in 3rd also with a 79 but losing out on countback.
At 10-years old Kris is the youngest ever winner of the U13 & U14 titles, an amazing achievement for such a young player and one that will take some beating that’s for sure!
Everyone headed to the clubhouse for the presentation of the prizes, which were presented by Steve McNeill the County Secretary. After being presented with his trophy’s Kris gave a lovely speech thanking the Club for hosting, the County for its organisation, the other players for participating and importantly his parents for all the support they give him.
Our thanks to Leatherhead Golf Club for hosting the Championships and making everyone feel so welcome, and in difficult weather conditions presenting the course in such good condition. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who spent the day on the course helping make the day such a great success.
Finally, many congratulations to Kris Kim for winning both the U13 & U14 Surrey Championships, I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more about this young man.
Kris Kim (Cuddington)
Steve McNeill County Secretary with 3rd place David Razinskas (Windlesham) and 2nd place Rocky Chapman (Wentworth)
U13 second place David Razinskar with the winner Kris Kim and Steve McNeill
results link as they come in - please keep on freshing the page
start sheet link it is very important to check you Tee Times on Friday 29 June
in case we have had to move you.
notes to players
We still have available for these Championships
Please click here for an entry form
(Please do check that The County has your H&S form - NB it's not the same as the RookieTour)
Please take a photo of / or scan it over before posting with the cheque!
First Come, First Served !
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