Greetham Valley’s Jordan Burdall has won the Rutland Junior Open for the third time in a row with a brilliant gross 71. This Daily Telegraph qualifier competition was Jordan’s toughest win: he broke the shaft on his driver after hole 2 and had to rely upon his 3-wood for the rest of the competition. Jordan didn’t get off to the best of starts with a double bogie on the 1st; he dropped a further two shots when he bogied the 8th and 9th but they were his only bad holes. He had five birdies and ten pars to take the win and see his handicap cut to point five. Junior Captain Ryan Tarrant was second with a gross 78, pushing James Rowe down to third place on count back.
Will Farmer off 10 was another player who didn’t get off to a very good start; he hooked his first shot off the tee into the trees, bouncing off several and landing on the path between the Lakes and the Valley courses. Will just smiled and very sensibly made sure that he didn’t try anything too clever and got his ball back into play finishing the hole with a double bogie. He redeemed himself by shooting a superb round which included seven pars and four birdies to finish with a net 67 to take the net Rutland Times Plate. Harry Nicholls was second with a net 72 and Ed Farmer was third with 73.
The Beryl Crosland Trophy for the best lady player went to County junior Harriet Hewitt off 8. Harriet shot a gross 78 and was cut to 7.