Double joy for Harry on his home course
WEST Cornwall Golf Club's Harry Hall, 14, became one of the youngest winners of the Cornwall Junior County Championship when he was the only player in the 72-strong field to beat par over 36 holes on his home course at West Cornwall on Sunday, writes Peter Heyman.
Playing off a handicap of one, he opened with a level par gross 69 and went one better in the afternoon with a one under par round of 68 for a total of 137 that saw him to a two shot victory over nearest rival Justin Barnard, of Tehidy Park, with Adam Curtis, of Bude and North Cornwall, third on 144.
Harry also lifted the Under-16 scratch prize by a massive 13 shots from runner-up Sam Church (China Fleet) on 150, with Truro's Jake Finn third on 153.
Truro's Anvesh Kumar took the Under-18 handicap prize with a net total of 131 (67+64), but had to settle for the runners-up spot in the Under-16 net category behind West Cornwall's Noah Badcock on 126 (61+65).
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After the presentation of prizes the team that will represent Cornwall at the South West Boys Championship at Tehidy Park on Wednesday, July 11 was announced.
Cornwall team: Justin Barnard (capt, Tehidy), Adam Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall), Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Niall Hutton (St Mellion), Max Irwin, Kyle Fraser (both Mullion), Jake Finn (Truro), Sam Chivers (Perranporth).
Cornwall Junior Championship prizewinners. U18 Gross: 1, Harry Hall (West Cornwall) 69+68=137; 2, Justin Barnard (Tehidy Park) 70+69=139; 3, Adam Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall) 71+73=144. U18 Net: 1, Anvesh Kumar (Truro) 67+64=131; 2, Kyle Fraser (Mullion) 68+70=138; 3, Josh Small (Carlyon Bay) 69+70=139; U16 Gross: 1, Harry Hall (West Cornwall) 69+68=137; 2, Sam Church (China Fleet) 74+76=150; 3, Jake Finn (Truro) 84+69=153. U16 Net: 1, Noah Badcock (West Cornwall) 61+65=126; 2, Anvesh Kumar (Truro) 67+64=131; 3, Jordan Musitano (West Cornwall) 66+66=132; 4, Tomas Newman (West Cornwall) 72+62=134.
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