ESGA: Yorkshire Schools Team Championship

BOUND FOR WOODHALL SPA: The victorious South Hunsley B team

History-making South Hunsley pip Ermysteds and Wath to place in Woodhall Spa showpiece final

ESGA: Thursday, April 7th

FORMAT: 18-hole stableford

South Hunsley will be represented in the English Schools Team Championship for the first time thanks to a knife-edge victory in the Yorkshire qualifier at Low Laithes.

The East Yorkshire school’s B team of Samuel Loughton (Brough), Jack Eastman (Cottingham Parks) and Jacob Hodgson (Hull) edged out Ermysteds Grammar and Wath Academy on countback. All three finished on 68 points.


SUPER SIX: All the competing South Hunsley School pupils

With the best two out of three scores counting, South Hunsley finished top by virtue of having the best third score. Hodgson’s strong finish meant he finished a point ahead of Ermysted’s ‘third’ golfer.

The leading individual player was Middlesbrough-based Macmillan pupil Kye Bouttell, who racked up 39 points.

The national final takes place at Woodhall Spa on July 21. 

School scores (Best 2 out of 3 stableford scores counting)
1) South Hunsley B 68
2) Ermysteds Grammar 68
3) Wath Academy B 68
4) Macmillan Academy 66
5) Meadowhead 65
6) Wath Academy A 64
7) Ilkley Grammar 63
8) Tadcaster Grammar 63
9) Horsforth 61
10) Norton College 60
11) South Hunsley D 57
12) Ridgewood School 55
13) Notre Dame (Sheffield) 55
14) Immanuel College 52
15) St Aidans (Harrogate) 51
16) Bedale High 48
Leading individual scores
1) Kye Bouttell (12, Teesside GC/Macmillan) 39
2) Jake Blacka (19, Keighley GC/Ermysteds) 37
3) Max Shaw (18, Waterfront GC/Wath A) 36
4) Samuel Loughton (10, Brough GC/ South Hunsley B) 34
5) Jack Eastman (10, Cottingham Parks/South Hunsley B) 34
6) Brandon Swords (7, Phoenix Park/Wath B) 34
7) Aiden Silman (4, Wheatley/Wath B) 34
8) Joseph Sambrook (21, Lees Hall/Meadowhead) 34
9= Max Hollinghurst (7, Leeds Golf Centre/Tadcaster Grammar) 33
9= Matthew Delaney (28, Malton & Norton/ Norton College) 33
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