The Duchy is blessed with outstanding views at some of its clubs and on a nice day none more so than at the Cape Cornwall Club, which on Sunday hosted 33 juniors taking part in the England Golf Junior Champion Club Qualifier (Cornwall)
Major winners, on what was a really tough day with strengthening winds, were the juniors from Radnor Golf Club who qualified for the England Golf Junior Champion Club Finals at Woodhall Spa in August this year. Wall to wall sunshine was a bonus but the wind was the dominant feature.
Radnor’s outstanding contributor was Theo Hubbard who, off the permitted maximum 36 handicap, returned an extraordinary 43 points to win the individual element by a clear 11 points. Taking the team’s two best scores to form an aggregate total, Mabel Gosling-Brown backed Theo up very well with her 29 points which earned her individual 5th spot and the team a total of 72 points. The third member of the Radnor trio Ethan Best scored a very creditable 25.
Hubbard, Gosling-Brown, and Best will now make the long journey to the Headquarters of England Golf in Lincolnshire and take part in a competition involving other junior county winning teams from across the country in a two-day event preceded by a practice round.
For most of the day it looked like Tehidy Park might be making that journey, but their 55 point tally was emphatically passed by the last group to complete. For Tehidy Park Freddie Kirkland posted the best score – 32 points, gaining second spot in the individual – with Tiernan Wallwork returning 23 and Louis Andrew 22.
St Mellion’s Harry Lusher, playing as an individual took 3rd spot overall with 31 points and Henry Barnett (Carlyon Bay) was fourth with 29.
Third placed team on the day were Carlyon Bay on 52 made up of Barnett’s 29, 23 from Maddie Watson and 20 from Lizzy Nile.
Playing off 5, Falmouth’s Archie Fox scored a good 28 points and Charlotte Jenkin (West Cornwall) can also be pleased with her 27 point haul.
The Cape Cornwall Club course was presented in good condition and the hospitality shown to all was not only impressive, but much appreciated. The club will have the opportunity to show off its welcome again in early August when it hosts the Lord Lieutenants Trophy Charity event.