Last updated: 30/03/2017 at 05:48Tweet
Frinton hosted the 1st event of the new AJS Energy sponsored Coastal Tour with some big changes made to the Tour for 2017.
This year the Tour has changed to 5 pairs events, 1 Texas scramble event and 2 Juniors Opens. The Opens will welcome juniors from other clubs around Essex.
The Tour has shifted away from just individual events and more towards pairs and team formats to ensure juniors have the chance to play different competition formats.
The winning pair included a junior from the host club, Jamie Sach who was partnered by Millers Barn Junior Jacob Lazaro. They returned a betterball score of 45 points which won on countback from Colne Valley pair Ralph Barker Smith and Bailee Taylor. 3rd Place went to another Colne Valley pair Thomas Mead and Samuel Bruce, who scored an impressive 44 points.
There were also 4 juniors who played the same format over 9 holes with Cameron March (Colne Valley) and Harry Fisher (Millers Barn) returning the best score. Hopefully these juniors will progress to 18 holes before the end of the Tour this year. The order of merits including the girls Jan Eves trophy will run as usual this year with points being awarded to the top 5 pairs at each event and top 10 players for individual events.
Running alongside the main Tour is the Coastal Cubs Tour which had 26 of the younger juniors from across our 4 venues taking part in a 9 hole team event on the Kirby Course. Frinton showed off their strength and depth at the younger age group fielding three teams. They were clear winners from the day and the other clubs, will have to try very hard to compete with them this season. The Cubs Tour shows the juniors coming through the Academy who will hopefully join the main Coastal Tour over the coming years.
Well done to all those who played and we are now looking forward to the next event on Sunday 23rd April at Colne Valley.
View this report on the coastal golf website
|1st Event Results|
|1||Jamie Sach & Jacob Lazaro||45|
|2||Bailee Taylor & Ralph Barker Smith||45|
|3||Thomas Mead & Samuel Bruce||44|
|4||Callum Pennock & Will Gee||42|
|5||Mason Banningham & Micah Blowers||38|
|6||Daisy Eves & Abogail March||36|
|7||Max Martin & Claire Vaughan||33|
|8||Daniel Wallace & Charlie Rusbridge||32|
|9||Jago Hepburn & Conor Forecast||29|
|10||Jack Partridge & Oliver Trotman||28|
|2017 Order of Merit|
|Ralph Barker Smith||8|