The annual Juniors vs Scratch Team match was played on Sunday 10th November on a cold but very sunny afternoon. Both sides had already tasted success during the year with wins in the Kent Foursomes, Perman Shield and Knole Park Trophy between them, so there was a lot at stake.
The Scratch Team, led by Bob Florence fielded a very strong side which included two professionals in Jordan Godwin and Zak Morgan with all the other players featuring in the Perman Shield. Equally, the Junior Team, led by Riley Dowle fielded six Category 1 players including all the Knole Park Trophy finalists.
The match got underway with all pairs firing in birdies throughout the day. At the turn the Scratch Team led in one match, the Junior Team led in two and the other match was all square.
During the back nine, the Junior Team made the most of their shots, and managed to win the first match 2&1. At the same time the Europro Tour players proved too strong for the Juniors, winning 3&2 and making the honours even.
This left the other two matches on the course, which at the time were all square and 1-up to the Juniors. The third match was won by the Juniors with a birdie on the 17th from Matthew Darbinson while Josh Crabb nearly aced the 16th to put the Juniors 1-up in the final match. This went down the 18th but the Juniors made the most of their extra shot and won, giving the Junior Team a 3-1 victory.
Special thanks go to our Club Captain, Mark Riddick for his support throughout the day, and also to Mike Bush and Bob Florence for arranging such a strong line up on the day, and supporting what is now a regular event for the club. A great contest played in a great spirit.