Fairlop Waters Golf Club Juniors see off Epping in Youth Shield Trophy
PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 July 2017
Tom Gunning maintains improvement with comprehensive matchplay win over rival
Fairlop Waters Golf Club Juniors maintained their 100 per cent winning record in the Youth Shield Trophy with a 4-1 matchplay win over Epping recently.
It would prove to be a tough contest for the youngsters, with Epping coming into the tie off the back of three wins and just one loss in the Trophy to date.
Starting from the Championship tees, all the players hit excellent tee-shots to indicate it was going to be a tough day for Fairlop to emerge on top.
At the halfway stage it was all to play for with Fairlop up in two matches, down in one and the other two were all square.
The first match saw Louie Dorrell come up against Pierce Mosley and it went to the wire with Dorrell just taking the victory by winning the 17th hole and taking the match two up with just one to play.
Jack Eaton was up against Sam Epstein in the second encounter and it was another that was always in the balance.
Eaton holed from all of 20 foot on the 15th, and Epstein was unable to win the hole after missing an effort from 10 foot.
Epstein missed another birdie putt on the next hole, which enabled Eaton to two-putt and seal the win.
The third game saw one of the club’s most improving players, Tom Gunning, come up against Ben Roberts, and it was a contest the former dominated from start to finish.
Gunning has won a number of academy matches this season, and he won this tie seven up with five to play – a victory which ensured Fairlop came out on top on the day despite two matches still to be finished.
The fourth encounter saw Conor Buckley see off Hardy Flynn four and three, but Fairlop were unable to secure a clean sweep as Ryan Robinson lost five and four to Dan Taylor despite putting in a brave effort.
After the win, coach Jimmy Burns said: “Special thanks go to the Epping team for being such fine opponents and for Jan Taylor of the Epping Club, who as Junior Organiser, put the team together and put up such a good show in her parting words.”
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