Suffolk Golf Union
For the first time, the Suffolk Golf Union and the Suffolk Ladies County Golf Association Junior Committees collaborated to organise the Boys and Girls Championships to be played at the same venue on the same day. The championships were played at Hintlesham Golf Club and, in addition to a 36 hole medal competition, an 18 hole stableford competition was included for higher handicap players.
The 2022 boys' champion is Harry Brinded (Aldeburgh) with a score of 146 (74 - 72) and the girls' champion is Juliette Coffey (Woodbridge) with a score of 161 (81 - 80). Both will represent Suffolk in the Champion of Champions event at Woodhall Spa later in the year.
Brinded was trailing his playing partner Reuben Harvey (Southwold) by one stroke with one to play and he eagled the final, par 5, hole whereas Harvey could only manage a par, which secured the victory. Brinded was four under par for his last four holes.
The best nett scores were recorded by Callum Hughes (FynnValley) with 143 (70 - 73) and Melissa Coffey (Woodbridge) with 147 (76 - 71).
The winners of the stableford competitions, with very impressive scores, were Zachary Gandy (Aldeburgh) with 42 points and Abigail Hope (Bungay and Waveney Valley) with 43 points.
A highlight of the day was a hole in one by Natasha Gregory (Ipswich) at the 6th hole in her afternoon round. She was presented with a certificate by Hintlesham Golf Club to recognise the achievement.
Pictured is Harry Brinded recieving the McKenzie Cup from SGU President, Martin Youngs, and Juliette Coffey with SLCGA Junior Organiser, Sue Hayward.
Full Gross and Nett scores can be seen by clicking here
To view 18 hole stableford scores please click here