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24 June 2019

2019 KINGJAMES VI CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2019 Club Championship finals saw Jonny Belford and Gary McDonald contest the Scratch final and Craig Hammonds and George McDonald in the Handicap final.

In the Scratch,  Jonny established and early 2 hole lead which Gary pegged back to all square after 9 holes. A blistering back nine of 4 under par, thanks to birdies at the 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th, left Gary 4up after the first 18 holes. After lunch Jonny quickly reduced the deficit to 2 holes but he was unable to narrow the gap any further as Gary played close to par golf and they reached 3 holes to go with Gary 2up. Halved holes  in birdie 4 at the 34th and par3 at the 35th saw Gary clinch his second Club Championship by 2/1.

 

In the Handicap final, the lead fluctuated with Craig recovering from hitting his opening tee shot out of bounds to open up an early 2 hole advantage before George, with a steady short game and good use of his strokes, hit back to establish a 2 hole lead with 5 holes to play. Birdies from Craig at the 14th and 16th saw the tie all square at the break. After lunch George took the lead with a net eagle 2 at the first and after a run of halved holes a net birdie 3 at the 27th gave George a 2 hole lead. Craig narrowed the gap with a birdie 3 at the 30th but a net birdie 3 at the 32nd and par at the 33rd left George 3up. Craig bravely hit back with a birdie 4 at the 34th and par at the 35th but a half at the 36th gave George his first Handicap Club Championship.