St Mary’s are the best in Bucks at first time of ask­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

FOR a school which had never been rep­re­sented at golf be­fore this year, St Mary’s C of E Pri­mary in Amer­sham are now the best in Bucks.

Not only did they emerge as over­all win­ners for Bucks at the re­cent English Schools Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onships, but they also ended up with two in­di­vid­ual county cham­pi­ons.

Jess­sica Pil­grim and Joe Get­ley, both in year six, put in amaz­ing per­for­mances to take first place in the All Girls and Year 9 and Un­der All Boys cat­e­gories re­spec­tively.

Af­ter four-and-a-half hours of golf at the Abbey Hill course, in Mil­ton Keynes, Pil­grim, play­ing off a hand­i­cap of 33, had scored 39 points, while Get­ley, play­ing off 29, had scored 37.

As well as be­ing enough to land their in­di­vid­ual tro­phies, the pair’s com­bined score of 76 saw St Mary’s fin­ish as the best pri­mary school in Bucks, and sec­ond among all schools in the county at all ages.

They were among more than 60 com­peti­tors from 20 schools, both pri­mary and sec­ondary, within Bucks tak­ing part, played on a full course to na­tional com­pe­ti­tion stan­dards.

They played all 18 holes in strong winds, sun­shine, hail and even snow, with the weather chang­ing ev­ery 10 min­utes or so, which made it even more of a chal­lenge for the young­sters.

Both Pil­grim and Get­ley play their golf at Hare­wood Downs, and there was more suc­cess for the Chal­font St Giles-based club at the com­pe­ti­tion.

First place in the All Boys cat­e­gory went to Ge­orge Kennedy, rep­re­sent­ing Holmer Green Pri­mary, who, along with Pil­grim, were last month named Hare­wood’s Most Im­proved Young Golfers of the Year.

An­other Hare­wood star­let, Daisy Kennedy, who was last year of­fered a pres­ti­gious Stoke Park schol­ar­ship, came sec­ond in the All Girls cat­e­gory be­hind Pil­grim.

She was rep­re­sent­ing Green Se­nior. Holmer

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