JUSTIN SAUNDERS OF PORTERS PARK PRESENTED THE SALVER BY RICHARD BLANCHFLOWER OF BROOKMANS PARK, THE CURRENT CAPTAIN OF THE SOCIETY OF HERTS GOLF CAPTAINS
Justin Saunders of Porters Park repeated his 2014 success some 5 years later last Saturday (May 11th) at Brookmans Park, in winning the Herts Salver event, the qualifying round for the Men's County Championship.
This event is always played at the home club of the current Captain of the Society of Herts Golf Captains, therefore this year we were at Brookmans Park, home club of Richard Blanchflower. The society also very kindly sponsor the event each year by providing the prizes for the competitors.
The conditions on the day were fairly benign, with some light showers first thing, but as the day went on the weather improved and became a very pleasant afternoon, save for one heavy shower after the prize giving was completed!
Justin returned a winning round of 71, level par, helped by a chip in birdie 3 at the long par 4 18th hole. Justin would win the title by one shot from James Lynch of Redbourn in 2nd on a countback from Warren Clarke of Knebworth in 3rd, both on 72 (+1). The CSS on the day remained at the SSS level of 72.
The top 18 gross scores on the day qualified through to the Men's County Championship at Harpenden, 24th to 26th May, with a countback required to determine the qualifiers who returned scores of 75 (+4). The draw sheet for the Championship will be published on Friday 17th May,
Hertfordshire Golf would like to thank Brookmans Park for hosting the event and the continued support of the Society of Herts Golf Captains.
The 2020 Herts Salver event will be hosted by Old Fold Manor GC, as the Captain of the Society will be Neil Hewitt, well known to Hertfordshire Golf as he has been our Independent Accounts Examiner for sometime.