OEGS Scratch Cup 20th August 2023

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We last played for the OEGS Scratch Cup (the Merritt Challenge Cup to give it its correct name) in 2019 but we revived the challenge at Royal Ashdown Forest GC on Sunday, 20th August 2023.  Peter Walker acted as our Match Manager and he managed to attract a good field of single figure OE golfers.

We played from the very back tees and this, combined with very punishing heather, proved to be extremely challenging.  Playing scratch Stableford, Chris Hampton won with 28 points.  On 26 points, Toby Lock came second on countback from Peter Walker.

It was particularly good to have Jack King playing in his first OEGS event and also to see Toby Lock back from his golf scholarship in Florida.

We hope to repeat this fixture in 2024.  Look out for next year’s fixture list.

Piers Manktelow and the 18th at Royal Ashdown Forest

The competitors

Chris Walker, the champion Chris Hampton and Match Manager Peter Walker

Chris Hampton with the Merritt Challenge Cup