Bentley Cup (Q) 18 hole Stabelford
Saturday 24th August 2019
' Doug wins the Bentley Cup'
Jack Garnett wins the Romford Trophy
Local Five Lakes member Jack Garnett, who plays off of a +1 handicap has won the Romford Trophy. This is a very prestigious competition that features many of the best amateur golfers in Essex and had a strong field of 72 entrants.
Whilst golf courses have been open since the 3rd May, the Essex Golf Union have been unable to run its normal calendar of individual and team events. So the Romford Trophy was keenly anticipated, following hot on the heels of the Essex Amateur on Aug 30, where Jack finished a very commendable 5th.
This was a 36 hole competition and after the morning round Jack was in the lead after shooting a tidy 68, 3 under par. It got tenser in the afternoon and after 14 holes he was one over for the round with some ground to make up. He then birdied 15, 17 and 18 to come home in 69, winning the trophy by one shot.
Jack (left) pictured with the Trophy.