BOYS U16 TEAM FROM L TO R, JAMES BAXTER, FRED SYMONDS, NOAH PETERS, PATRICK DONOVAN, LOUIE BLOXHAM, CASTOR MORRIS, EDDIE WADE & ARCHIE MATHERS
The Herts U16 Boys started their season with an away fixture against Middlesex and Bedfordshire on Sunday 25th April at a very cold and windy Pinner Hill GC. With the course playing hard and fast and the greens running quick, the early exchanges saw a couple of early defeats for debutant Archie Mathers who was representing the county at any level for the first time and who is one to look out for in the future.
Matches two and five provided further half points thanks to Noah Peters and Castor Morris against opponents from Middlesex. Match 3 produced 2 wins for Herts from James Baxter and Patrick Donovan added another point with a win against his opponent from Bedfordshire, but he lost narrowly to Middlesex. Louie Bloxham also added a point with a win against Bedfordshire. Eddie Wade produced two resounding wins in his matches and in the anchor match, Freddie Symonds produced a sterling comeback in both matches to earn a win against Middlesex having been 2 down early in his match and despite being 5 down after 8 holes, he fought back bravely to be only 1 down after 12 but finally succumbed to his opponent from Beds by a score of 2&1.
Overall the results were a 4-4 with Middlesex and the same score line against Bedfordshire.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the team including County President Mrs Anne Pyke and we look forward to our next matches at Aldenham on May 23rd when we will entertain Bedfordshire and BB&O.
Report by Gerald Duddy, U16 Boys Manager