Friday 5th July 2019 – Sunday 7th July 2019
English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play for the Logan Trophy
This 54-hole stroke play championship is open to men who are 35 or over on the first day of the event.
The full field will play 18 holes on each of the first two days. Then, the leading 45 competitors and ties will play a further 18 holes on the third day.
The winner will return the lowest gross score over 54 holes.
Day one round-up:
The weather was wonderful and the course was in superb condition, but The Leicestershire Golf Club proved a tough test for the Logan Trophy competitors in round one, with just 6 of the 131 players shooting under par.
Matt Wilcox of North Hants Golf Club and Stephen Jensen of Woburn Golf Club lead the way on three under par after shooting rounds of 67, with Formby Golf Club’s Geoff Harris sitting just one stroke back. Nick Day won this championship by nine strokes last year and started his title defence by recording a solid first round score of one under par.
After tomorrow’s second round, the leading 45 players including ties will make the cut for Sunday’s final round.
Day two round-up:
On day two, the weather wasn’t quite as blissful as it was on day one, but that didn’t stop seven players from shooting under par scores. Nick Day took the attention in the morning by matching his first round 69, and his leading overall score of two under par was matched by Calum Metcalfe and Geoff Harris. Metcalfe played his last six holes in four under par to record a second round 65, which equals the course record! Craig Toyne and David Cook sit just one shot behind the three leaders after shooting scores of 67 and 68 respectively.
The second round has seen the field reduced to 46 players, with +10 making the cut. For Sunday’s final round, players will play in two-balls and will all tee off from the first hole. It’s bound to be an exciting day’s play!
Day three round-up:
The final day of the Logan Trophy began with a three-way tie for the lead, and it was tough to predict a winner; Nick Day won the championship by nine strokes last year, Geoff Harris finished in third place in 2017 and second place in 2018, and Calum Metcalfe equalled the course record in round two.
After eight holes of the final round, day was two under par for the round and two shots clear of Harris, but then things started to change positively for Harris. He birdied holes ten, 12 and 13 and finished with five solid pars to close with a round of 67 and an overall score of five under par. Meanwhile, Day’s progress had halted; he continued to make par after par after par, and eventually needed to get up and down from 100 yards on the 18th to force a play-off. His approach shot went long, meaning he needed to hole a chip, but the chip slid past the hole and the title was Geoff Harris’!
It was a fantastic defence of the title for Day, but all the glory goes to left-handed Harris, who was delighted to finally get his hands on the trophy and was extremely pleased that his dad was there to watch it all unfold.
THE LEICESTERSHIRE GOLF CLUBEvington Lane, Evington, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6DJ
- 18 hole course
- Driving Range
- Practice area
- Putting green
- Buggy Hire
- Changing Rooms
- Club Hire
- Trolley Hire
- On site parking
The Leicestershire Golf Club founded in 1890 is a beautiful parkland course which stands to the south of Leicester, backing on to open countryside. We have a driving range including two undercover bays and a well kept practise green. As well as a superb course, we also have excellent bar and catering facilities.