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Grafton Morrish Northern Qualifier 2018

23 May 2018   (0 Comments)
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The Old Hymerians scratch golf team returned to Fixby Hall in Huddersfield on May 20th and survived a countback with Bury to finish 5th and take the last qualifying spot for the finals in October.


Captain and OH President Jonathan Clark put out three strong pairs with plenty of experience around the tough course whose rough was particularly penal after all the wet Spring weather. The fairways and greens were firm and some fiendish pin positions made for some tough scoring conditions.


The youngest of the three pairs (by a long way!), Anil Panesar and Tim Atkin, never really found their form, but Matthew Limb and David Page posted an excellent 27 points in the foursomes stableford format and were followed home by Ian Jones and Ian Stephenson with a gutsy 26 points.


The Hymers team total of 72 points didn’t look quite enough, especially as it seemed that only four schools would qualify from the North’s qualifying round. However, with 47 schools needed from around the UK to take their place in the finals draw with holders Epsom, news came through that fifth spot would earn a place at Hunstanton and Brancaster in the Autumn. Ampleforth led the qualifiers with an impressive 86 points and will head to Norfolk alongside Hymers, Birkenhead, Sedburgh and Worksop.



Pictured left to right: Ian Jones, David Page, Matthew Limb, Tim Atkin, Anil Panesar (absent Ian Stephenson)

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