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Dandara Junior Order of Merit
The first round of this year’s Dandara Junior Order of Merit was held on Sunday 22nd April at King Edward Bay Golf Club. The sun came out for the juniors in the afternoon with some good golf played in all categories and age groups.
Leading the way in the U18’s 18 holes was Douglas’s Tommy Fenlon with 75/73 Nett from Rowany’s Jack Gilbert who hit 76 Gross/73 Nett. Tommy’s round included a hole in one on the 11th!
Tommy Fenlon hole in one at KEB
In the Under 14’s 18 holes it was 2 club mates from Mount Murray Golf Club that took the top spots. Freddie Dancox shot 80 Gross/68 Nett to take the 1st place, with 2nd place going to Sam Crawford with a round off 95 Gross/79 Nett.
The 9 Hole Competition saw another Mount Murray member, Jenna Crawford take the honours on the day with 21 points. In the 6 Hole Competition, it was again a member of Mount Murray that took 1st place. Shannon Hands 14 points just pipped Douglas’s Finley Richards with 13 points.
In the Flag Competition, Cameron Benham from Douglas came out on top with his 36 shots completing 8 Hole. Second went to Claire Egan from King Edward Buy who just started the 7th Hole with here 36 shots. These 2 junior players along with Zara Benham from Douglas who just missed out on 2nd will now receive their Junior Handicap of 54 which will enable them to play in the 6 Hole Competition next time. An enjoyable day was had by all who competed and those that watched the junior sections.
A big thank you to the new Isle of Man Golf President, Roy Clague for presenting the prizes to the junior winners. The next Dandara Junior Order of Merit is at Peel Golf Club on Sunday 6th May.
Isle of Man Golf would like to thank our hosts – King Edward Bay for providing the venue for the first Order of Merit competitions of the season.
The next competitions are being held at Peel Golf Club on Sunday 6th May. Men teeing off from 07.00am, Ladies from 11.00am and Junior’s from 12.00pm.
12th May - Peel GC.
19th May - Rowany GC.
23rd June - Mount Murray GC.
The Junior Champs is still being sorted for a date. I will post it once it is confirmed.
The second round of the Dandara Junior Order of Merit for this year was held at Peel Golf Club in beautiful sunshine with a little bit of rolling mist thrown in early on into the competition.
In the Under 18’s, 18-hole competition it was again Douglas’s Tommy Fenlon who took 1st place with a round of 74 Gross/71 Nett from Peel player Lea Dawson who shot 80 Gross/76 Nett.
It was certainly a family affair in the Under 14’s Competition with brother and sister taking the top 2 places. It was Mount Murrays Jenna Crawford with a score of 109 Gross/73 Nett who took the 1st place from brother Sam Crawford who’s round of 88Gross/ 74 Nett rounded of the prizes.
The 9 Hole Competition was a close fought contest with only 1 point separating 1st and 2nd. Mount Murray’s Kase Phinney with 12 points just pipped Owen Dooley from Douglas with 11 points.
Whilst in the 6 Hole Competition a score of 15 points from Benjamin Ramsey from King Edward Bay took 1st place. And after a countback between 4 players who all had 13 points, Nathaniel Denton from Mount Murray came out on top for 2nd.
The flag competition was a close-run race with Rowany player Theo Kiernan nearly completing 8 holes to take 1st place from Peel’s Jacob Turner.
Competitors and caddies in the glorious sunshine at Peel last Sunday
The next round of the Dandara Junior order of Merit is Sunday 20th May at Mount Murray, we hope to see you all there.
The 3rd round of the Dandara Junior Order of Merit was held this Sunday at Mount Murray Golf Club. The weather was quite as kind to the juniors as it had been the previous round, but with some windy conditions some great scores were recorded.
In the Under 18’s, 18-Hole competition it was Peel’s Anna Dawson with a 73 Gross/73 Nett who took 1st place on the day from Douglas’s Tommy Fenlon with a round of 75 Gross/72 Nett.
It was another win for Jenna Crawford from Mount Murray, in the Under 14’s, 18-hole Competition with a round of 101 Gross/67 Nett from club mate Freddie Dancox who shot 84 Gross/73 Nett for second.
In the 9 -hole Competition it was Jack Higgins from Ramsey who came out on top with 15 points, from Mount Murray’s Kase Phinney on 13 points.
Whilst in the 6 Hole Competition 4 players tied for the top spot with 15 points each, after a count back done on the last three holes played it was Ramsey’s Lewis Hartley who took the honours from Emily Dooley from Douglas.
The flag competition was a very close contest with Theo Kiernan from Rowany finishing just an inch from the 7th Hole with his 36 Shots just piping Daniel Keiver from Peel who was on the 7th green.
The President Elect of the Golf Union Niall Keenan was on hand to give the prizes to the winners and many thanks again went to Dandara for sponsoring the competition. There is a break now for a little while and the next Dandara Junior Order of Merit is on Sunday 5th August at Douglas Golf Club, we look forward to seeing you all there.
Presented with their Trophy from Billy Kewley of Agrimark
Winning Team Mount Murray
Tom Cain 33pts
Freddie Dancox 39pts
Sam Crawford 30 pts
Emma Noon 39 pts
Jenna Crawford 23 pts
Kase Phinney 31 pts
U/18’s 1st Scott Moffatt (PGC) 34 pts
2nd Daniella Bettridge (PGC) 23 pts
U/16’s 1st Emma Noon (MM) 39 pts
2nd Tom Cain (MM) 33 pts
U/14’s 1st Connor Cain (PGC) 39 pts
2nd Freddie Dancox (MM) 39 pts
U/12’s 1st Shannon Saunders (PGC) 38 pts
2nd Lauren Haxby (PGC) 33 pts
The 4th round of the Dandara Junior Order of Merit was held on Sunday at Douglas Golf Club in lovely sunshine. All though with a slightly depleted field due to summer holidays some fantastic scores we shot.
In then under 18’s 18 hole it was a Peel 1st and 2nd, with Ana Dawson’s great round and new ladies course record of 66 Gross/66 Nett took 1st place from Lea Dawson who shot 77Gross/74 Nett for 2nd
In the Under 14’s 18 hole it was Mount Murray’s Freddie Dancox with a score of 77 Gross/67 Nett who took the honours from Douglas player Ben Clarke with a 94 Gross/71 Nett.
The 9-hole competition also had some great scores, Jack Higgins from Ramsey shot 15 points, but this was not enough on the day as Kase Phinney from Mount Murray scored 20 and therefore took the 1st prize and a handicap cut
In the 6-hole competition saw more handicaps being cut, and with only 1 point separating the top 2 it was another Mount Murray player claiming top spot. With a score of 18 points Nathaniel Denton just beat Harry Higgins, from Ramsey who had to settle for 2nd on the day.
The Flag competition also was a close fought competition, but it was Theo Kiernan taking first place from Billy McMullan, both young players were awarded their 54 handicaps today also.
The last round of the Dandara Junior Order of Merit is on Sunday 2nd September at Ramsey Golf Club, please get your entries in early.