[July 4, 2016]

Congratulations to Dakota Lamb and Spencer Young, medalists in the 2016 BJGA National Championships. 

 

Dakota kept mistakes to a minimum, firing a solid round of +2 (72) consisting of an even par front nine and 2 over par back nine. Kenny Leseur made the turn at (+1) but faltered down the stretch, taking triple bogey 7's on both 16 and 18 to finish with a round of +7 (77). Kenny's round contained 6 birdies so he will be ruing his costly mistakes and thinking what might have been with two double bogeys to go with the closing triples. Samson Douglas and Luke Watson will play as the 4 and 5 seeds to see who will take on the number 1 seed and defending champion, Mikus Ming.

 

Spencer had the benefit of playing the final group and seeing the 9 hole scores of the rest of the field posted as he made the turn. Ethan Sousa had a two shot lead at the turn (+4) with Marcos Furr (+6), Kian Mooney (+7), Spencer and Ryan Clement (both +8) close behind. Spencer held his round together better on the back nine as mother nature gave the course and the players a good soaking with a heavy downpour. Ethan was the worst affected by the conditions (and perhaps some nerves knowing he was playing with the lead), slipping to a 94 which was equalled by Kian Mooney. Ryan Clements was the early leader in the clubhouse with his round of +19 (89) but a double bogey on the final hole was costly. Spencer parred the difficult closing hole to take the medalist honours and number one seed by 2 shots with a round of +17, 87.

 

In the Novice Division, Owen Dibbley took home the honours in the opening day 9 hole tournament with a fine round of 43. Callum Pearce was second on the day, finding form too late (closing with two pars) to catch Owen. Finn Watson (56) and Noelle Weight (61) rounded out the division.