The Season’s first junior event got off to a breezy start at Sweetwoods Park yesterday with the Girls’ Spring Meeting. Eighteen girls took part aged 9–17 and handicaps ranging 5–28. In really difficult and testing windy conditions the girls fought to control their ball flight to achieve accuracy. The course was in very good condition for this time of year which enabled some of the girls to achieve a good score. Highlight of the day was Millie Groves, 12 years old, hitting her 6 iron onto the 199 yards par 3 15th hole!
As is tradition at the Spring Meeting, they said farewell to the out-going Junior Captain Hannah Duval (Highwoods) and welcomed the 2015 Captain Lizzie Price of Nevill GC. The Junior Organiser Pat Johns thanked Hannah for all of her hard work and great contribution to the County Girls 2014 season, especially during JCMW. Hannah then congratulated Lizzie and wished her good luck as she presented the Captain’s badge of office.
• Spring Meeting Winner – Anna Wills (ESN) 36 points
• Runner Up – Anya Olsen (Worthing) 34 points ocb
• 3rd – Millie Groves (Copthorne) 34 points ocb
• Winner of Stableford Scratch Prize – Zhane Mayo (Royal Eastbourne) ocb
• Runner up – Fenella Buss (East Brighton)
• 3rd – Brandy Rook (Royal Eastbourne)
• Best front nine – Lille-Beau Thorpe (Cowdray Park) 16 points
• Best back nine – Ellen Nicholas (Ham Manor) 17 points
• Nearest the pin – Chloe Burdon (Nevill)
• Longest drive – Fenella Buss (East Brighton)
Thanks to Sweetwoods Park for hosting the event and their warm welcome to the girls, as well as Debbie Burdon, Kim Draper and Brenda Gilbey who organised and ran the event. Sandra Holman, County Vice Captain started the girls and Sue Todd, County Captain, presented the prizes. Thank you.