OWGS v WinColl @ Woking GC – Tuesday 8th March
Much to the surprise of the captain, and everyone else no doubt, a team of youth an experience gathered for the annual pre-Micklem match at Woking. The hard frost of Yorkshire was not evident as we teed off against a very youthful, and talented school team.
The youthful side of OWGS headed out with Jay Varkey matched against Sergei Stojiljkovic. A hard fought match was concluded at the 17th, Jay having thrown 5 birdies, including holing for a half from the back of 16, Sergei having hit his tee shot stone dead, at the oppo.
Match 2 saw the might of Tim Lewis against the steady and straight Will Townsend, who appeared totally unfazed by his longer hitting opponent. Another high quality match ensued, with another string of birdies from Lewis failing to hurt the steady Townsend who, despite losing 16 to a 2 ran out 2&1 winner.
The captain out in match 3 against Kevin Cheung secured a second point for OWGS by virtue of some much improved longer putting. Though young Cheung chose his moment well to play his hole of the round holing from 20 foot under the watchful eye of John Sanders, who was lending support and encouragement from the sidelines.
Match 4 saw the experience of Nyren Scott-Malden pitted against Henry Whaley. As they turned for home up the 15th Nyren revealed he was fighting back only to be thwarted by his opponent chipping in after a thinned bunker shot at 15 to take the point.
So all rested on match 5 where Andrew Brownrigg was matched against Nick Suri, Andrew having warned of impending back problems before tee off, overcame soreness with some deft chipping to run out 2&1 victor, thus providing the captain with his first taste of OWGS success.
The boys certainly have some formidable talent and with most having some years to run in the school this bodes well, and they should look forward to much success in the future, starting we hope with overcoming Eton in the Gerald Micklem.
Match 1 Jay Varkey 2&1 vs Sergei Stojiljkovic
Match 2 Tim Lewis Vs Will Townsend. 2&1
Match 3 Mark Coulman 5&4. vs Kevin Cheung.
Match 4 Nyren Scott-Malden. Vs Henry Whaley. 5&3
Match 5 Andrew Brownrigg 2&1 Vs Nick Suri
March 8th 2016.