The top seeds prevailed today at Belmont Hills and both the Championship and Red Tee Divisions will have 1 v 2 finals tomorrow. 

Defending champion Mikus Ming's greater experience helped him overcome the relative newcomer Samson Douglas 6&4 in the first semi-final. In the other semi-final, Dakota Lamb continued his steady play to get past young Kenny Leseur 5&4, exacting some revenge from the Aon Benfield Fecchio Cup in December where Kenny pushed Dakota into second place on the way to his first Blue Tee major championship. Dakota and Mikus will face off in a 36 hole final tomorrow.

Spencer Young continued his great play with a convincing win over Marcos Furr, 8&7. The other semi-final was the polar opposite, with Ryan Clements needing an extra hole to see off Kian Mooney on the 19th. Kian was never up in the match and fought back valiantly - he was down from the first hole and three down after 4 holes but clawed his way back to all square after 10 holes. Ryan bounced right back and was again 2 up with four holes to play but a birdie from Kian on the 17th squared the match again. After matching bogeys on the 18th, Ryan once again won the first hole to seal the match at the 19th to set up a final showdown against Spencer.

The consolation division saw two competitive matches with Louis Hammond outlasting the more experienced Ethan Sousa to win 2 up. Louis' brother Rudi couldn't get past Joe Watson in the other semi-final to set up a Hammond family showdown with Joe taking the match 3&2. Joe will aim for the Hammond family sweep in the final tomorrow against Louis.

In the Novice division, Owen Dibbley continued his fine play with a nine hole score of 49 in round 2, giving him a two day, 18 hole, total of 94. Benjamin Betschart had the low round of the day with a 47, vaulting himself two places up the leaderboard into second place, seven shots behind Owen. Noelle Weight continued her steady play in her first BJGA major event with a round of 51, one better than her first round score to sit in third place, ahead of Oliver Betschart on retrogression on 103. Callum Pearce is in 5th after an improved round of 52 and Finn Watson is in sixth following his round of 61 in which nearly half of his score was accumulated on three bad holes, steady play on the other six holes keeping him within touching distance of Callum.

 

Full results are posted online HERE and hopefully there will be some pictures on Facebook later this evening.   

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