Champion Warren achieves Wrag first
6:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Sport
KATIE Warren became the first woman to win Wrag Barn’s club championships, pipping Josh Loughrey by a single shot.
The teenager carded a level-par opening round of 74 which left her just one shot adrift of early leaders Ben Loughrey and Tony Keyes.
England international and reigning Wrag Barn men’s championship winner Josh Loughrey was also in the mix after a round of one-over-par.
Ben Loughrey and Keyes struggled to maintain their form in the second round, leaving Josh Loughrey and Warren to battle it out for the title.
Both Josh Loughrey and Warren carded a one-under par final round, ensuring the current Wiltshire girls’ captain grabbed the title and made club history.
Winning the nett section was 15-handicapper Harry Hillerby after gross rounds of 86 and 81. Hillerby’s nett total of 137 saw him pip Tony Keyes to top spot by two clear shots.
Meanwhile, Warren also clinched girls glory at the recent 28th Hills Wiltshire Junior Championship at North Wilts.
The five-time defending champion carded 74 to win by six shots from Natasha Chapman (Marlborough).
In the nett championship, a close finish saw six players tied on 68 but Kyle Campbell (Wrag Barn) won on countback from Edward Alexander (Wrag Barn).
There was also a short course of 10 holes for the youngest competitors, aged 8-10, with the 10 and under prize going to Benjamin Wakeley (Broome Manor).
- BROOME Manor golfer Padam Gurung continued his fine form with victory in the Barry Sandry Trophy.
Carding two-over-par which included an impressive two at the 15th, Gurung edged out David Pearce to take the overall nett prize.
That triumph allowed Gurung to add to his gross win in the July monthly medal competition.
Michael Cox was the gross winner after finishing on two-under-par, three strokes better than any of his nearest rivals.
Broome Manor member Theresa Healy was the ladies’ winner after shooting a nett 71.
- WRAG Barn’s Matt Mumford and Basset Down’s Tom Finney have qualified for the Lee Westwood Golf Tour Players Championship.
The duo will compete in the event at Gainsborough Golf Club on Saturday, October 19 where the top prize being a visit to Westwood’s golf school in Florida.
- ENGLISH boys champion Ben Amor has been selected in a team of four to represent England in the Canadian International Junior Challenge at Oslerbrook Golf and Country Club next week.
Marlborough’s Amor will be accompanied by Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire) in Ontario.
England have won this team event for the past five years, while Yorkshire’s Nick Marsh won the individual medal in the event a year ago.
The Canadian International Junior Challenge, now in its seventh year, is one of the leading events conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
It is a team event played over 54 holes of strokeplay with the three best scores each day to count. There is also an individual prize.
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