Gaudet Luce Golf Club held their 2022 junior open on Sunday 22nd May, and in stark contrast to last year this year saw fine weather for our junior open.

 

The 18 hole event was a County Order Of Merit event for both boys and girls, and a Justin Rose Telegraph Junior qualifying event too, and alongside many generous sponsored hole prizes kindly sponsored by our committee, club members and supporters, this ensured that plenty of prizes, trophies and accolades were up for grabs.

Our own home players put in a fine display again this year, with both the boys net, girls net, and 9-hole stableford 1st places all claimed by Gaudet Luce players:

Leo Edwards put in a superb back 9 performance which included 3 gross birdies to card a fantastic net 67 and win the boys net event by 1 shot.  Sophia Harris put in a fine performance for the girls and won the girls net event with a net 67 by a clear 3 shots.  In the 9 hole event Jake Tipper dominated the scoring with a fine 28 points to win by 5 points to Josh Wood’s otherwise fantastic score of 23 points in 2nd place.  Our own Sydney Blanchenot also continued her now-regular podium finish form too with a net 70, just missing out on 2nd place by virtue of countback.

 

Congratulations to all those who took part, and a special mention to all of our winners as follows:

18 Hole event – Girls

  • Girls Gross Winner (and Daily Telegraph Justin Rose gross qualifier):  Grace Bowen (Droitwich GC) – 71.
  • Girls Net Winner (and Daily Telegraph Justin Rose net qualifier): Sophia Harris (Gaudet Luce GC) – 67.
  • Girls Net 2nd: Lilia Marklew (Enville GC) – 70 (runner-up on countback).
  • Girls Net 3rd: Sydney Blanchenot (Gaudet Luce GC) – 70,

 

18 Hole event – Boys

  • Boys Gross Winner (and Daily Telegraph Justin Rose gross qualifier):  Thomas Blizzard (Droitwich GC) – 71.
  • Boys Net Winner (and Daily Telegraph Justin Rose net qualifier): Leo Edwards (Gaudet Luce GC) – 67
  • Boys Net 2nd: Jack Price (Hollywood GC) – 68 (runner-up on countback)
  • Boys Net 3rd: Thomas Gilbert (Halesowen GC) – 68

 

9 Hole event – mixed:

  • Winner: Jake Tipper (Gaudet Luce GC) – 28 points
  • Runner-up: Josh Wood (Gaudet Luce GC) – 23 points

We also had several sponsored hole prizes, very generously donated by our supporters which were claimed as follows:

  • Girls longest drive (11th hole) sponsored by Lynda Knoble: Grace Bowen
  • Boys longest drive (7th hole) sponsored by Wayne Canning: Josh Griffiths
  • Boys nearest the pin (16th hole) sponsored by Dean Pointon: Leo Edwards
  • Girls nearest the pin (6th hole) sponsored by Lynda Knoble: Grace Bowen

 

  • 9 Hole Girls nearest the pin (6th hole) sponsored by Dave Ellis: Lauren Clarke
  • 9 Hole Boys nearest the pin (6th hole) sponsored by Russell Adams: Kieran Wall

 

Nearest the white line ( 1st hole) sponsored by Luke Perry: Jack Price

Our Junior Event would not be able to go ahead without the energy and enthusiasm of our Junior Committee, and our volunteer members who generously gave up their time to support our Junior Open by supervising, organising, donating, and helping.  We also wish to thank Gaudet Luce Golf Club’s Management team, who worked tirelessly with their greenkeeping staff to ensure this event could go ahead.

We very much look forward to welcoming all of the players back in 2023.