Aadam takes Or­der of Merit hon­our

GOLF

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

KEVIN Haigh bagged a brace as Eastcote men got back to win­ning ways with a 3-0 home vic­tory over Son­ning on Satur­day.

Haigh's dou­ble means Eastcote put last week's de­feat to Ox­ford be­hind them to go fourth in MBBO Re­gional One with their third win of the sea­son.

After a goal­less first half, Ben Thorpe put the Boars in front, break­ing the dead­lock as his shot re­bounded back to him and he fin­ished neatly on the re­verse.

Haigh dou­bled the lead as his UXBRIDGE teenager Aadam Syed has crowned another fan­tas­tic ju­nior sea­son by win­ning the U14 scratch Or­der of Merit on the Sur­rey Nike Rookie Tour.

The 13-year-old, who is a mem­ber of Eal­ing Golf Club, has won the award for the sec­ond shot de­flected into the goal via a Son­ning de­fender and he added the third shortly after to en­sure a com­fort­able win for Eastcote.

In the same di­vi­sion, Old Mer­chant Tay­lors’ are down to eleventh after los­ing 6-2 a third­placed PHC Chiswick.

Mean­while, Eastcote ladies dropped a place to sev­enth in South Clubs' Women's Hockey League Di­vi­sion Two as they were edged time for be­ing the best young player in the age group.

Syed, with a one hand­i­cap, won four events at West Byfleet, Mer­rist Wood, Cuddington and Eff­in­g­ham, achiev­ing a re­mark­able gross two-un­der-par at the event at Cuddington, with 17 birdies this sea­son.

The ex­cit­ing young­ster has been named part of Eng­land out 2-1 at lead­ers Sur­biton seconds.

Lynette Smith in the Eastcote goal was in good form, but the hosts even­tu­ally man­aged to find a way through.

The away side showed great character with a quick-fire equaliser as Lenny Conetta passed through the Sur­biton de­fence to Claire Dev­ereux, who crossed for the clin­i­cal Cather­ine Ash­ton.

How­ever, Sur­biton scored the win­ner 10 min­utes from time to main­tain their po­si­tion at the top of the ta­ble, although Eastcote could Golf's South­ern U16 squad, after be­ing named cap­tain of the Sur­rey U14 elite team and hav­ing won the Roe­hamp­ton Ju­nior Masters and the Rawl­in­son Trophy.

Syed's ac­co­lades also in­clude be­ing a dou­ble win­ner of the US Kids Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in Scot­land in 2012 and 2013 and he was pre­sented with the Mayor of Hilling­don's Sports Achieve­ment Award last year. take many pos­i­tives from per­for­mances.

Else­where, OMT Duchesses beat Im­pe­rial Med­i­cals Women's 1-0 in Mid­dle­sex League Di­vi­sion Two, but in the same di­vi­sion Old Ux­o­ni­ans’ home game with Ash­ford ladies seconds had to be aban­doned due to a se­ri­ous in­jury.

An am­bu­lance was called after a host player suf­fered a frac­tured eye socket 15 min­utes into the match with the vis­i­tors 1-0 up and the game will now be played on De­cem­ber 13.

their STEVE Harkin hit a 180-yard hole-in-one at Stock­ley Pines Golf Club, Uxbridge, bag­ging him­self a BOSS watch in the process.

Harkin, 46, scored his ace on the par-three sev­enth last week and was re­warded after the lux­ury Ger­man brand pledged to award club golfers with an ex­clu­sive watch for ev­ery hole-in-one dur­ing club com­pe­ti­tion in 2014.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo, a free-to-use, web­based so­cial net­work for play­ers with any­body in­volved in of­fi­cial club com­pe­ti­tions el­i­gi­ble and cur­rently more than 1,800 clubs use the web­site. JACK Hi con­tin­ued their win­ning form by com­fort­ably win­ning 83-35 in their clash with North Green­ford last week.

The Hayes side’s stand­out per­form­ers were Y Pow­ers, S Adams and E Chil­vers who beat the Eal­ing op­po­si­tion 34-6 in their rink.

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