HERTFORDSHIRE MEN'S TEAM, PICTURED AT EATON GC, NORFOLK, FROM L TO R, JOSS GOSLING, TONY WILKINS (CAPTAIN), REIS SUART, JACK BIGHAM, MAX HOPKINS & PHIL DORMER.
Report from Men's Team Manager Jim Abraham;
The Hertfordshire Men’s 1st team squad travelled to Norfolk for the SEG Regional Qualifying event on Saturday 10th July. The chosen venue was Eaton Golf Club in the centre of Norwich, with the host club presenting their course in exceptional condition.
The team was led by squad Captain Tony Wilkins who started first and 2 early birdies through the first 4 holes made for a strong start. On the opposite side of the course, Reis Suart was also making steady progress and was also 2 under par going into the back 9. A double bogey brought him back to level par before 2 closing birdies meant he signed for a closing round of 68.
Further back in the field were Joss Gosling and Phil Dormer who were mostly playing par golf and signed for a 70 & 72 respectively. The final 2 players to start were Max Hopkins and Jack Bigham who were both under par at the turn. A couple of mistakes from Max meant he dropped shots on the back 9 to finish with a 2 over par 72, while Jack continued his fine form and was the 2nd Hertfordshire player to finish under par for the morning at -1.
In the afternoon, it was Jack that was the star of the show and 7 birdies with no dropped shots was testimony to the quality of golf he produced. His 63 was the 3rd lowest score of the day and was duly applauded as he walked off the 18th green.
With 5 rounds from 6 scoring, the standout team were BB&O who were the eventual winners with an impressive combined total of -26. This included 36 holes scores of -9 for Ben Loveard and -10 for Connor Gough, who had the lowest round of the day with a staggering -9 in the afternoon.
Hertfordshire Scores AM PM Par 70
Jack Bigham 69 63
Phil Dormer 72 75
Joss Gosling 70 75
Max Hopkins 72 69
Reis Suart 68 74
Tony Wilkins 72 72