10th May 2018
Balby Academy of Sport Golfers Retain Their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship Crown Low Laithes Golf Club 27th April 2018
The Yorkshire Schools Team Golf Championship Finals were held at Low Laithes Golf
Club. It was in great conditions for this time of the year and was a real treat for all the players. It was a tough day with the wind and rain really picking up throughout the day. The to
urnament on the day was a team event with the combined stableford points from the teams comprising the best 2 stableford scores from 3 players. Any count backs were decided on the 3rd players score. Balby had two teams of 3 players in which they were looking to defend the Yorkshire Schools Team Championship title they convincingly won last year.
Balby played extremely good golf to successfully retain their Yorkshire Schools Team Championship crown. The team comprised L
Liam Bennett 5 (Retford Golf Club, above) playing really well and finished with 38 points, 2 under his handicap. This was backed up by team mate Declan Stoppard 5 (Doncaster Golf Club, left) with a score of 37 points. The final score was by Lewis Eccles 4 (Dewsbury & District Golf Club, below) who also had 37 points, 3 over par with several birdies ensuring our 3rd score was solid in case of a count back. These were the best scores making a team total of 75, 3 under par team total, that gave the team a one shot victory. Overall
an excellent day that now moves Balby Academy of Sport to represent all Yorkshire Schools in the English Schools Team Championship Final to be held at Woodhall Spa Golf Club on 11th July 2018. Our second team unfortunately missed out in qualifying for the finals coming in 5th place on 68. Players were Charlie Daughtrey +1 (Rotherham Golf Club 35 points, Ralf Marshall 5 (Retford Golf Club) 33 points and Lewis Branagan 5 (Sitwell Park Golf Club) 31 points.
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