Teesside boys win inter-district title

The Teesside Union’s boys won Yorkshire’s team championship at Pannal.

With five scores from six players counting for each of the eight teams, Teesside opened with a level par total of 360 before the team of Alfie Baldwin, Ben Cordwell-Smith, Jack Burton, Callum Moncur, Tom Hartshorne and Alex Boyes completed a 10-stroke victory over the Sheffield Union in the afternoon round.

Lee Norman, junior team manager, said: “I was very pleased for the boys as it was the final junior year for some.  After some positive results in 2021 and 2022, we came into the competition with an experienced team which is not always easy to say with a 12- and 13-year-old as part of the six, but both have played plenty of events in their short careers.  The four older team members all played at Crosland Heath in 2021, which I believe helped the team, especially when the scores were going the wrong way early in the afternoon.

“A huge thank you must also go to Stewart and Mike Pilgrim for their work at our coaching and practice sessions at the start of the season, and the Teesside Golf Alliance, who kindly donated the money for that coaching.”

Picture credit: Chris Stratford