U18 Championship at Purley Downs 23 Aug ~ write up and photos

U18 Championship for

The Millard Quaich


at Purley Downs

Thursday 23 August 


36 holes stroke play off Scratch 

hcp limit 9.4 

white tees


   results in pdf 



On the 23rd August Purley Downs hosted the 2018 Surrey Golf U18 Championship, despite the recent excessive hot dry weather the course was in excellent condition, such was the feedback from the players. With the greens receiving a special mention being very receptive and true.



Unfortunately, as the first boy’s tee’d off at 8:15am the rain started, firstly as a light drizzle but then changing to a rather heavy downpour, although it only lasted for an hour or so, it clearly didn’t affect the players at all. This showed in the excellent scoring from the morning round with no less than nine players within 2 shots of the lead, with the recent U16 Champion Harry Crockett of Addington Palace leading the way with an excellent 69 (-1). This was without doubt a tighter grouping after the first 18 holes than for many years.


After an excellent rolling lunch, the boys headed out in what was now beautiful sunshine for the second round. Which produced more great scoring again with Harry Crockett coming in with the best and only sub-par round but improving his morning score by one shot with a 2 under 68 to give him a 3 under par 137 total and his second County Championship of the year, both within the month same, he won’t forget August 2018! Absolutely brilliant.


Runner up was Farnham’s Thomas Spreadborough who just pipped John Richardson of Royal Mid surrey into 3rd spot on count back, both boys had shot 70 in the morning and 70 in the afternoon for a level par 140 total, excellent and consistent golf.


Purley Captain Jerry Scola presented the prizes and after a reasonable speech by the 2018 Champion Harry, all the players and their parents made way home.


Our thanks to Purley Downs Golf Club for hosting this year’s Championship and looking after everyone so well.


Steve McNeill
County Secretary


Harry Crockett (Addington Palace)  congratulations!




Club Captain Jerry Scola presented 3rd John Richardson 1st Harry Crockett   and 2nd Thomas Spreadborough 



wonderful vista of Purley Downs 1st tee with Steve Parrish,  County Golf Committee Chairman acting as the Starter



   live feed results link 


   start sheet link 





We are still accepting entries for this Championship 



We still have available for this Championship


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 !


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