Yorkshire pulled off a clean sweep of three wins in today’s opening foursomes against Somerset at Boys’ County Finals at Northamptonshire County Golf Club. In the morning’s other match BB&O lead Staffordshire 2-1.
Yorkshire’s Callum Macfie and George Heath (pictured) were quick to claim the first point of the day, beating Somerset 6/5 in the top game after demonstrating crisp play around the greens.
They were one-under par and seven up at the turn, helped by a chip-in birdie on the 7th, before Somerset pulled two holes back. However the fightback ended on the 13th.
Charlie Daughtrey and Michael Hay added the second point for Yorkshire with their 4/2 win. They had been 5up after a birdie on the short 12th but Somerset produced two birdies of their own to pull them back, before bowing out on the 16th.
The third point was harder fought with James Swash and Ben Schmidt finally emerging 2/1 winners with a 17th hole birdie. The Yorkshire pair were two down at the turn but steady par golf got them back to all square after 12. Somerset birdied 13 to lead again but Yorkshire played the next four holes in one-under to take the point.
In the day’s other match BB&O’s first pair, Conor Gough and Harry Arnold, got ahead with a conceded birdie on the second – and never dropped behind. They worked steadily at widening their lead and for much of the match had a two or three hole advantage, before signing off 4/3 with a 15th hole birdie.
Taylor Paul and Tom Lawton gave BB&O their 2-1 lead with their 3/2 win. The first half of their match was intensely close with the teams all square most of the way and never more than a hole in it. But BB&O extended their lead on the back nine and claimed their point with a run of four straight pars.
Staffordshire’s point was scored Harry Fearn and Tom Beasley who won 2/1. Their match was also very tight over the opening holes but they went two up with a par on nine and kept a firm grip on play over the inward half.
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