Chessington, Summer Round 1, 27th March 2011
It was another glorious day for the Chessington opening event of the season. Among some of the winter league winners were 9 newcomers to the league including Kevin Prendergast who was the days league 1 winner! Kevin’s 3,2,3 finish was enough to take maximum points ahead of Andres Sanchez who with a 36 was just one shot behind. In league 2, Keith White shot the round of his life to finish top on the day. His 38 however, wouldn’t have been good enough to win Junior League 1, where his son and defending champion Jack White continued his good winter form with a 37.
However, just like the winter season, the big crowds were following Junior League 2 (now know as the count-back league) where it was as close as always. Jemma Adams and Ashley Stock led the way early on, while Laura Upsdel (Winter League Winner) stuggled with a 7,6,6 start. Laura’s 2,4,5 finish did shot her back up the leader board and her 45 was good enough for 4th place. However, it was Sam Morgan and Oliver Still who’s scores were level as they teed off on the 9th and after both shooting a double bogey 5 they could only be split on count-back where Sam Morgan just had the edge.
Another debut winner was Tina Szanizlo in Junior League 3 who with a 51 will take some beating this season!
Thanks again for everyone who took part, we hope you enjoyed the day! Thanks also to the parents/caddies who helped the juniors on the course (bring your own clubs and take part yourselves next time!)
I’ll leave you with the various warm-up routines of the League 1 winners, Jack white (left) Junior League 1 and Kevin Predergast (right) League 1.