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.
The previous year’s winners are meant to host the following years Final but as Sunbury were again in the final it had to be moved to a neutral venue, West Byfleet. But then after being washed out the venue and date changed again to Sutton Green GC.
This year’s Finalists, Walton Heath represented by Luke Stock, Edward Dimayuga and Ollie Wyse and Sunbury represented by Owen Fox, Harry Dean and Tom Corrigan arrived at Sutton Green to a lovely sunny day. Surrey Golf Committee Chairman Steve Parrish acted as starter for the boys.
The course played well and was in good condition, with the greens especially getting a mention from the players, who all enjoyed the course.
In the end Sunbury took the honours to retain the Cup, with a two card score of 72 points, Owen Fox with the best of the day 38pts, to retain this Cup is a fantastic achievement. Walton Heath who battled hard did themselves proud and came in with a combined 64points.
Both teams had done fantastic just to get to the final, battling their way through the previous rounds.
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.
Our thanks to Sutton Green GC who had looked after everyone so well and made everybody so welcome.
Good luck to the Sunbury team in next year’s England Golf Club Junior Team Tournament at Woodhall Spa.
Owen Fox Tom Corrigan Harry Dean