WinColl v Harrow (Micklem 1st Round)
1. Jack Keating – won 4&2
2. Sergej Stoljilkovic – lost 5&4
3. Jamie Joshua – halved
4. Alex Cheung – lost 2&1
5. Sanghoon Oh – lost 3&2
School – 1.5 Harrow – 3.5
Having beaten Harrow in the Plate Final last year, the team went into this match with high expectations. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be… Continuing the way he finished against the OWs, Jack built a hefty advantage on the front nine which he maintained all the way to the 16th green. Behind Sergej had a similarly positive start, going 3UP after just 4 holes. However, a mixture of poor concentration from Sergej and some sublime hitting from the man from Harrow saw things change rather rapidly. In the the third match Jamie played extremely well in what was always a tight encounter against Harrow’s captain. After recovering from 2DN with 5 to play, Jamie narrowly missed a 3 foot putt for victory on the last. Alex Cheung and Sanghoon Oh certainly had their fair share of ups and downs. After holing a 20 foot putt on the 14th to stay in the match, Sang managed to chip in for birdie on the 15th. A second later Alex holed a 15 footer on the 16th green. Despite these minor heroics both games were wrapped up soon afterwards. All in all it was a disappointing day for a relatively experienced team.