On Sunday 8th July our Junior team travelled to The Nevill Golf Club for the quarter-final of the Knole Park Trophy. The format was five single matches with each match having to be played out to conclusion. As with our previous round, we had to give away shots in all but one of the matches. This coupled with the lack of local knowledge of the course meant the team were in for a tough challenge.
R&CPGC were two points down early in the match, with the remaining matches on the course all within one. Harry Parkhouse secured the first point on the 19th hole, with Riley Dowle following closely behind with a 4&3 win to leave the match poised at 2-2. This left Jake Antoun to try and get the point needed to progress to the semi-final. Jake was 3 down in his match through 11 holes but clawed back to level the match after 18 holes. This took it to extra holes and Jake calmly slotted in a 25ft putt for birdie on the 19th to take R&CPGC to the semi-final with an away match beckoning to either Sundridge Park or Chislehurst.
O.Lewis-Perkins (4) vs E.Anderberg (5) LOST 2&1
J.Antoun (5) vs J.Fungon (5) WON 1st EXTRA HOLE
H.Parkhouse (5) vs B.Jones (8) WON 1st EXTRA HOLE
L. Dennison (7) vs A.Learoyd (12) LOST 3&2
R. Dowle (12) vs G.Sainsbury (14) WON 4&3