Competitive Scoring Defines Faldo Series Midlands Championship
Report by Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken
At the start of today’s play only five of the field had managed to better the par score. This tournament is a highly competitive event ran to the highest professional standards. It has to be when world ranking points are at stake. I spoke to a number of the competitors and they waxed lyrical about the standard and challenge of the course and its conditioning.
I was really impressed by the social distancing safety provisions and the barbeque operating on the external patio was a very popular feature as it overlooked the final green. I found the wonderful smells very distracting but these are hardy and younger souls who were clearly not distracted in any way.
Today was slightly overcast and dry, but the wind definitely became a factor for most of the competitors.
The golf today matched those standards. At the close of the second days play we had four players under par.
In the overall competition lead was William McGhie representing Lancaster Golf Club. His -3 under score of 141 is superb. Willam is closely followed by Carl Banner from Stoke Park who converted his 07.50 am tee time into another sub-par round. -2 is a score of 142. In joint third place are Henry Hayward representing Kedleston Park recording scores of 143 on his home course. He is matched by Mark Stockdale of Overstone Park Golf Club.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to spectate and see at close quarters some of the most promising junior golfers that are developing in the UK. Good luck to all tomorrow.
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