It was a cold, wet and windy Sunday when 30 players took to the first tee for the Surrey U12 Championships – Paul Casey Trophy, with not one player making a fuss, just keen to get out onto the course.
The format for the tournament was 18 holes scratch stroke play with two handicap prizes up for grabs. Handicaps ranged from 4 to 23 and some fantastic shots were witnessed.
First Handicap prize was won by Yakov Vorobyev (Wentworth) with a net 64 on countback from Ruaan Vamadevan (Wimbledon Park).
Now, onto the main event! In 3rd place with an impressive gross 80 was Finlay Fergusson (Burhill), in 2nd place with a fantastic gross 77 was Yakov Vorobyev (Wentworth). And in 1st place, retaining his U12 Crown was Matthew Kim (Walton Heath) with an incredible gross 72!
Due to current restrictions and poor weather, no official presentation was able to take place.
A huge thanks goes out to Chobham Golf Club for once again hosting this wonderful event, even more so during these tough times. Surrey Golf would also like to thank the bar staff, running back and forth from the bar taking and delivering orders and the Greenkeepers for maintaining the course to a great standard during this terrible spell of weather. To Phil Wilson, Club Captain and Terry Casey our Surrey President who braved the elements to start the boys off. And my final thanks go to our volunteers, as I am sure everyone will agree, these events would just not run without their valuable support.
Congratulations once again to Matthew Kim!
Surrey Golf Administrator
Matthew Kim 2021 U12 County Champion for the 2nd year running
Winner Matthew Kim with Surrey President Terry Casey