County champions prepare for title showdown

Jamie Amor

Champions weekend is almost here, when the pride of the counties head to Woodhall Spa in search of national titles.

The men’s, boys’ and senior county champions will play in their respective events over Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, to find their champion of champions.

All three events are played over 36 holes on the Hotchkin course. The boys play their championship on Saturday, while the men play on Sunday, and the seniors play one round on each day.

The action begins at 0723 on Saturday when Cambridgeshire’s David Marris (The Links, Newmarket) and Yorkshire’s George Muscroft (Otley) tee off the boys’ championship.

The field includes two boy internationals, Somerset’s Jamie Li (Bath) and Lincolnshire’s Billy Spooner (Woodhall Spa). Among the other competitors are Jamie Amor (Marlborough) who has just helped Wiltshire to win the Boys’ County Championship (image © Leaderboard Photography).

The senior event will be defended by Hampshire’s Alan Mew (Stoneham), who also won the title in 2012. Mew is a senior international and, together with fellow competitor Stephen East of Moortown, Yorkshire, will represent England in next week’s Senior Home Internationals

Among the other players in this weekend’s senior field is Hertfordshire’s Doug Cameron (Moor Park) who won the title in 2011.

Sunday’s challengers for the men’s title include two internationals. Yorkshire’s Jamie Bower (Meltham), represented England in the Home Internationals and was a semi-finalist at the English men’s amateur, while Shropshire’s Will Enefer, (Wrekin) is an England and GB&I boy international.

Among the other contenders is Durham’s Richard Aisbitt (Brancepeth Castle), who won the English mid-amateur championship for the Logan Trophy by six shots.

Full scores, news and images will be available on the championship webpages