Hertfordshire: Men’s Champion Club semi-finals

Reis-Suart
WENT LOW: Welwyn Garden City’s Reis Suart (centre) shot 69 at Brookmans Park

Suart on the money as Welwyn Garden City lead the way

HERTS: Tuesday, March 29th

FORMAT: 3-man team, 18-hole strokeplay qualifier

County champion Reis Suart demonstrated his class as he led Welwyn Garden City into next month’s Hertfordshire Men’s Champion Club final.

The teenager, who finished eighth at the England U-18s (Carris) last year, was the only player to break par (69) as his club topped qualifying at Brookmans Park on Sunday.

The top four at each semi made it through to the final at Harpenden Common (April 24th) where 22 clubs will battle it out for the overall title. 

Suart’s two-under-par score helped Welwyn Garden City finish three clear of the host club with Royston and Hanbury Manor also making it through.

In the other semi-final at Verulam, the host club led the way with each of their three players shooting a three-over-par 75. That was enough to put them four clear of Centurion with Stocks and Hartsbourne close behind in third and fourth.

The eight qualifying clubs join hosts Harpenden Common, holders Hadley Wood and the other 12 clubs from the top two divisions of the Hertfordshire Scratch League in next month’s finale. 

Qualifying clubs – Semi-final 1 (at Brookmans Park)
1) Welwyn Garden City 222 (Anthony Langley (+1) 77; Jack McGregor (1) 76; Reis Suart (+3) 69)
2) Brookmans Park 225 (Phil Embleton (1) 78; Richard Gomez (3) 74; Chris Robinson (1) 73
3) Royston 233 (Peter Rutter (0) 75; James Smith (2) 79; Daniel Vanderwesthuizen (1) 79)
4) Hanbury Manor 234 (Daniel Crouch (0) 83; Ross Dickson (+2) 79; Adam Le Vey (+1) 80
Qualifying clubs – Semi-final 2 (at Verulam)
1) Verulam 225 (David Dobinson (2) 75; Simon Gerard-Jones (4) 75; Simon Irwin (+1) 75)
2) Centurion 229 (James Baxter (+1) 74; Seb Carmichael-Brown (3) 81; Paul Hosking (5) 74) 
3) Stocks 233 (Daniel Charteris (+3) 84; Lee Martindale (+2) 74; Jamie Plews (+2) 754
4) Hartsbourne 236 (Logan Deyong (+3) 74; Joseph Eagell (2) 82; Jack Purdy Miller (0) 80) 
For all the scores, from both semi-finals, click here