GOLF: Boyce Hill’s Ciara Rushmer finished runner up in a very strong European field at Nizels Golf & Country Club in the Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

This prestigious junior event brought some of Europe’s leading juniors to compete over four rounds.

Previous winners have included current tour stars, including the likes of Annabel Fuller, Tom Lewis Joost Luiten and Robert McIntyre.

In this year’s girls event Ciara shot a four round total of 302 to finish second to one of Europe’s top juniors.

Elsewhere, this year’s men’s club championship at Boyce Hill saw Andy May defend his title once again to make it a fourth club championship victory in a row with scores of 70 - 71 for a 141 total.

In the end the result was very close with May managing to negotiate an exceptionally difficult up and down from the bank at 18 to seal the deal.

He finished one shot clear of Matt Swain, who scored a weekend best 69 on Sunday, following a 73 on Saturday for a 142 total.

A solid performance from Ian Bartley saw him win the Handicap Cup with Nett scores of 68 – 69.

Mid Handicap Championship was won by Robert Banks with two excellent Nett scores of 63 - 63 ( Gross 75-75) to decimate the rest of the field.

Boyce Hill also had an impressive victory for the Norman Plum Team with a 4.5 - 1.5 victory against Clacton on Sea.

An impressive away performance saw a 2-1 victory with an impressive 6&5 victory for Lindsay Rungasamy and Matt Evans.

A solid showing at home saw the home side not drop a point with a 2.5-0.5 margin.

The team now face Wanstead in the quarter-finals.

In the Thornton Cup, Boyce Hill entered the plate this year with a tricky draw against Muswell Hill.

The plate format sees the 10 man team split into five home and five away individual matches.

A strong performance by both home and away saw the team undefeated at home 4-1, thanks to big wins for Rich Burns 6&4 and Chris Aukett 5&4.

There was also a great away result with the away team winning 3.5 -1.5 with strong wins from Scott Clark 6&5 and Paul Bixby 6&4 giving Boyce Hill a 7.5-2.5 victory.

The Thornton Cup Team now face Chigwell in the next round of the plate competition.

The Ladies Silver team have maintained a very symmetrical set of results this season with two wins, two losses and one draw.

The results see the team third in their group with five teams making up their league.

Since commencing their matches, the Ladies’ Harris Bowl team have achieved wins against Abridge and West Essex and losses to Theydon Bois and Burnham.

They have one more match to play against Basildon.


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