Surrey's U18 team got their SE League campaign off to a
flying start at Hockley GC on the 26th May against Hants and Sussex, winning
both matches 9-7.
The format is triple singles scratch matchplay with 2 points for a win and one for a draw in each match, with two points for a win in the overall match against each County.
This year we have changed our pre planning and decided that all away matches will involve a practice round the day before with overnight stay before the match itself on the 2nd day. This certainly paid off as course knowledge proved vital on a tricky course for a first timer due to many blind shots with lots of elevation changes.
Captained by Ben Partridge, the whole team performed well in their individual victories or defeats, with Ben, Harry Crockett, Justin Chan, Tommy Noel, Harley Yates and Bailey Osborne all gaining wins. The other team members, who both performed well were Sam Brummer and Luke Barnes. This has given us a great start to move forward to our next match at West Byfleet on 6th July.
Current Standings after one match
Surrey 4 points
Sussex 2 points
Kent 0 points
Hants 0 points
Surrey Boys U18 Manager