BB&O: Men’s O-25s

BB&O O-25s champion Ryan Greenwood

In-form Ryan visits water twice during seven-birdie bonanza

BBO: Saturday June 5th

Two balls in the water failed to dent the charge of Tadmarton Heath’s Ryan Greenwood, who claimed the BB&O O-25s thanks to some inspired golf at The Oxfordshire.

Playing for the first time in the 18-hole strokeplay competition, his four under par round included seven birdies and some stunning iron shots. None of his successful birdie putts were longer than ten feet.

“I don’t think I missed a fairway all day,” said the 30-year-old who has now registered three under par rounds in succession to reduce his handicap to plus one. “In fact my partner said it was the best driving round he had ever seen. I know I can be dangerous if I can get it off tee because my short irons are the strongest part of my game.”

The Tadmarton Heath player, who is originally from Yorkshire, found water at two of the par fives (4th and 17th). First time around he managed to get up and down for a par but was not quite able to repeat the feat at his penultimate hole.

In between those two holes he amassed five birdies as well as a critical three at the last which saw him edge out Alexander Stubbs by one shot. Th Frilford Heath plus four player parred in from 11 to register a 69.

Ryan needs just one more under par round to get his handicap down to plus two and is targetting the Frilford Heath Gold Medal on Thursday (June 10). He then hopes to make it in for the Brabazon South qualifier at Brokehurst Manor in August.

Top 10 scores (par 72)
1) Ryan Greenwood (0, Tadmarton Heath) 68
2) Alexander Stubbs (-4, Frilford Heath) 69
3) Tom Wilde (-3, Lambourne Club) 71
4= Lee Moore (0, Maidenhead) 72
4= Harry Chapple (-1, Calcot Park) 72
6) David Summers (0, Oxford) 73
7= John Kennedy (-2, Frilford Heath) 74
7= Dominic O’Rourke (0, The Oxfordshire) 74
7= Callum Keogh (1, Burnham Beaches
10= Mark Browning (0, Goring & Streatley) 75
10= Rory Browne (-4, Feldon Valley) 75
For all the scores click here