Kenwick Park’s own Sam Done stock continues to rise within Lincolnshire with his fearless approach paying dividends once more.
This time in the Lincolnshire Boys Championship played over 36 holes at Holme Hall in Scunthorpe. Sam knew that patience would be key, but also that the competition would be fierce with the likes of Billy Spooner (Boston), Oliver Harrod (Sleaford) and another Kenwick Park starlet Billy Wright playing.
However, it was under 14 Hugo Kedzlie from Spalding who blitzed the course in round one with a simply stunning 67 (four under).
Sam posted a near perfect one under par 70 that including 16 x 4s and a pair of 3s. It’s no mean feat keeping a 5 off your card around a demanding Holme Hall. Billy Wright was hot on their heels though, after a one over par 72.
Both Sam and Billy have been working tirelessly with their coach Paul Spence at the club this week and the results were clearly paying dividends. Both players knew they were in with a great chance going into round two.
With mental fatigue setting in and the pressure of a prestigious boy’s championship on the line, the scoring was understandably not so good in round two.
Billy posted a 76 to finish in 4th place overall, an extremely credible result. As young Hugo faltered slightly Sam Done’s 3 over par 74 was good enough to place the two fine young players in a sudden death playoff.
The playoff was staged over the 170-yard 10th hole, which has a notoriously small target due to a ridge that runs diagonally across the green.
Sam’s seven iron approach was all over the pin but perhaps adrenaline saw the ball wander 20 feet past the flag. With young Hugo already making a courageous par three the scene was set for Sam to roll home his 20 footer and in doing so being crowned Lincolnshire Boys Champion 2014.