In-form Oliver has dou­ble cause for cel­e­bra­tion

Golf

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

MARSH Academy stu­dent Oliver Daws has two rea­sons to cel­e­brate af­ter his win in the East Kent Cubs Golf Cham­pi­onship was sup­ple­mented by a cash boost.

Oliver, who plays for Lit­tle­stone Golf Club, carded a gross 70 at Lit­tle­stone War­ren to take the ti­tle as he main­tained the im­pres­sive form he showed through­out 2009.

Oliver won all his Kent matches last year and achieved the low­est hand­i­cap in the county for un­der-13s and un­der-14s. He also made it into the top 90 in the English Schools Cham­pi­onships.

Now, to help him make fur­ther progress, the Marsh Academy will be spon­sor­ing him with an ini­tial amount of £300.

Oliver said: “The money will be re­ally help­ful – I’ll put it to­wards get­ting to tour­na­ments and buy­ing equip­ment.” LIT­TLE­STONE Golf Club have been awarded GolfMark ac­cred­i­ta­tion, demon­strat­ing their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to both ju­nior and be­gin­ners’ golf.

The English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf As­so­ci­a­tion de­vel­oped the GolfMark award to iden­tify and ac­knowl­edge fa­cil­i­ties in Eng­land that were ju­nior and be­gin­ner friendly.

The GolfMark award also in­te­grates Sport Eng­land’s Club­mark award which is a na­tional stan­dard for qual­ity sports clubs recog­nised across the coun­try.

ASH­FORD Golf

Club’s Beryl Suther­land (h18) won the Golf Foun­da­tion Char­ity Chal­lenge medal with a net 70, edg­ing out Judi Fisher (h19) on the back nine.

Janet James (h28) won the Bronze Marsh Academy prin­ci­pal Tracy Luke presents Oliver Daws with his £300 spon­sor­ship cheque Di­vi­sion with a 70, just ahead of Mar­garet Olsen (h27), who carded a 71.

These scores will be set against Lee West­wood’s first round score in The Open Cham­pi­onship in July and ladies who beat his score will re­ceive a signed cer­tifi­cate. The money from this com­pe­ti­tion will help the devel­op­ment of ju­nior golf in the UK.

Anna Ward (h32) won the April nine-hole Stable­ford with 17 points. Ash­ford were 5-0 win­ners over Sene Val­ley in the first round of the East Kent League KO Cup.

TEN­TER­DEN pro­fes­sional Benn Barham fin­ished sixth in the Turk­ish Air­lines Chal­lenge tour­na­ment in An­talya, Turkey, at the week­end.

Barham recorded an eight-un­der­par to­tal of 280 to fin­ish three shots be­hind the win­ner, Eng­land’s Char­lie Ford. Barham won 7,000 Eu­ros and is 12th in the Chal­lenge Tour rank­ings with to­tal earn­ings so far this sea­son of 10,753 Eu­ros.

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