Mendip Spring juniors retain their title

PUBLISHED: 15:13 01 June 2011

Mendip Spring juniors.

Mendip Spring juniors.

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The Mendip Spring junior team retained their county junior title after winning at The Mendip.

THE Mendip Spring junior team of George and Tom Fear, Jake Badger and Dylan Xanh came out on top at the recent Somerset Juniors Jamboree held at the Mendip Golf Club.

With the best three Stableford scores to count from each team, Mendip Spring held off the challenge of teams from Burnham & 
Berrow, Wells , Weston, Worlebury, Long 
Sutton and Farrington to retain the trophy won in 2010 at Farrington.

Tom Fear was one of only two juniors in the competition who played below their handicap in windy conditions, returning a creditable 42 points. Jake Badger with 36 points and Dylan Xanh with 31 points were the other two scoring players.

Team manager Justin Fear was delighted with the team’s performance and follows on from Sam Days’ fine county championship trophy success the previous week at Minehead.

Mendip Spring juniors have benefitted from the coaching of club professionals John Blackburn, Rob Moss and Pat Baker and the future looks bright for the club with so many fine young players coming through.

The men’s monthly medal, which 
incorporated the National PGA Pro-Am qualifier, was narrowly won by Paul Elliot with a net 71, edging out Phil Binning by one shot. Binning also had a fine hole in one on the 18th hole.

In a strongly contested midweek Stableford Tim Elliot took the honours in Division 1 and Ching Xanh was in first place in Division 2.

The seniors’ were 5-2 winners at home to Shirehampton.


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