Wilson and Kevern Claim Wins in OoM

CGU Junior Order of Merit 2019

With the final counting event having taken place at Mullion on Sunday 2nd September the winners of the respective Junior Orders of Merit have been identified. Liam Wilson (Trevose) claims top honours in both the U18 and U16 Scratch OoMs whilst Jack Kevern (West Cornwall) tops the U16 Handcap OoM. The full results can be viewed in the sidebar to the right of this page.

In the U18 Scratch Wilson (above with CGU Juniors Vice President Simon Ferguson-Smith) finished on 80.00 as comfortable winner from Kevern (67.50), with Thomas Stephens (Trevose) third on 63.00. Carlyon Bay's Alec Nile finished fourth on 58.00.

The U16 scratch saw Wilson top the standings on 84.50 with Kevern compiling 77.00. Nile was third on 70.50 and Stephens fourth with 69.00.

The U16 handicap OoM was the closest affair with Kevern amassing 57.50 just two points ahead of a charging Will Price (Perranporth) on 55.50. Matthew Hooper (Truro) was third on 52.50 with Nile fourth on 51.00.

The 2019 OoM prizes were awarded at the Junior Maxam Cup competition at Carlyon Bay GC on Thursday 24th October 2019.

Thanks have to go to Peter Hodge who has fastidiously maintained the various OoM events across the season.

Junior OoMs Taking Shape after 5 Events

Tuesday 30th July 2019

The CGU Junior Orders of Merit have been updated after yesterday's latest event at West Cornwall where competitors faced atrocious conditions throughout. Nevertheless the Junior Open was completed and the OoMs have been updated. (See links on the right).

In the U18 Scratch Liam Wilson (Trevose) consolidated his lead with a 17 point haul yesterday and now sits on 76 points with Jack Kevern (West Cornwall) in second on 65. The winner at West Cornwall was Thomas Stevens with a gross 76 which gained him the maximum 20 points and current third spot on 43 having played in just 3 of the events to date.

The U16 Scratch sees Wilson, Kevern and Stephens occupying the top three spots. - Wilson on 84.50, Kevern on 77 and Stephens on 49.

In the U16 Handicap Kevern leads on 56.5 with Truro's Matthew Hooper second on 44. Wilson lies third on 41.50 and Will sercombe (Falmouth) is fourth on 40.00.

The penultimate OoM event is the Tehidy Park Junior Open on 28th August with the final counting competition the Junior Autumn Meeting at Mullion on Sunday 1st September.

2019 Junior Order of Merit

At the Junior Committee meeting on 5th February 2019 the 7 events which will make up the 2019 CGU Orders of Merit were agreed. They are as follows:

Friday 12th April 2019 - Junior Open - Launceston

Tuesday 28th May 2019 - Junior Open - Lanhydrock

Sunday 16th June 2019 - CGU Junior County Championship - The Point at Polzeath

Sunday 7th July 2019 - Junior Open - St Austell

Monday 29th July 2019 - Junior Open - West Cornwall

Wednesday 28th August 2019 - Junior Open - Tehidy Park

Sunday 1st September 2019 - CGU Junior Autumn Meeting - Mullion

2018 Order of Merit Winners Receive Prizes

At the conclusion of the CGU Junior Maxam Cup competition at St Austell on 26th October 2018, the prizes were presented for the 2018 CGU Junior Orders of Merit season.

St Austell’s Ewan Warren completed a clean sweep taking the top prize in each of the categories winning the U18 Scratch OoM, the U16 Scratch OoM and the U16 Handicap OoM. Liam Wilson (Truro) was the runner up in the former two categories and Ryan Gregory (St Mellion) was the runner up in the U16 Handicap OoM. CGU Juniors President Alan Lund presented Warren and Wilson with their prizes. It has been a good season for Warren. He was part of the Cornwall SWCGA Boys Championship winning team in July which then travelled to the English Boys County Finals the next month and he also won the CGU Depot Cup awarded for the best gross round in the Champion of Champions event staged in September.  Warren was pushed all the way by Wilson as is evidenced in the OoM's narrow winning margins.

U18 Scratch OoM

1st Ewan Warren 86.00, 2nd Liam Wilson 85.50, 3rd Ricardo Sanchez (Truro, 63.50)

U16 Scratch OoM

1st Ewan Warren 94.00, 2nd Liam Wilson 92.33, 3rd Thomas Stephens (Truro 71.33)

U16 Handicap OoM

1st Ewan Warren 80.00, 2nd Ryan Gregory (St Mellion 73.83), 3rd Liam Wilson 72.50)

2018 Orders of Merit - Things are Hotting Up!

The latest positions in the 2018 Junior Orders of Merit have been updated and after last Sundays event at Mullion things have really hotted up at the top of the rankings with just the one event to come.

In the U18 Scratch the win by Ewan Warren (St Austell) has moved him up right behind long term leader Liam Wilson (Truro) with just 1.5 points separating the pair. This year's winner will almost certainly come from the two of them with Thomas Stephens (Truro) a little adrift in 3rd spot. D-Day will be PGA Professional Nick Williams' sponsored Junior Open at St Enodoc GC on Sunday 7th October.

In the U16 Scratch element the same position exists with Wilson ahead of Warren by 2.33 points with a full 20 available at the final event.

The U16 Handicap OoM sees Warren with his nose in front 65.50 by less than a point though from St Mellion's Ryan Gregory (64.83). Wilson sits in third spot here on 61.00.

Please be aware the St Enodoc Junior Open is hosted and managed by the club and to enter you should contact them. There is a link below to a Poster and Entry Form. Also please note that handicap limits apply and will determine which of St Enodoc's two courses you will play on.

St Enodoc Junior Open Poster/Entry Form

2018 CGU Junior Order of Merit - Basic Info

The Junior Committee has decided which 7 events will form the Junior Order of Merit for 2018 and these are listed below.

The Junior Committee determined the previous year’s OoM comprised too many events and whilst well intentioned was unnecessarily large. The Junior OoM thus returns to its former state with a smaller number of events. Choosing which events to include was considered carefully and no inference should be drawn by club opens which are not included. Year on year the Committee will review the venues.

A player's best 5 scores from the 7 counting events will determine his Order of Merit position.

Round 1 29.05.2018 (Tuesday) Junior Open Lanhydrock
Round 2 17.06.2018 (Sunday) CGU Junior County Championship Perranporth
Round 3 15.07.2018 (Sunday) Junior Open Carlyon Bay
Round 4 08.08.2018 (Wednesday) Junior Open Truro
Round 5 20.08.2018 (Monday) Junior Open Newquay
Round 6 02.09.2018 (Sunday) CGU Junior Autumn Meeting Mullion
Round 7 07.10.2018 (Sunday)  Junior Open St Enodoc

The same 7 counting events will be used for the U16 Scratch and Handicap Orders of Merit. The respective OoMs will be updated on the Junior News page.

Entries for Club Junior Opens should be made direct to the club concerned.