HCS senior golf team compete in the (ISGA) National Finals
The HCS senior golf team competed in the Independent Schools Golf Association (ISGA) National Finals on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 April. This is a very prestigious competition, where the best junior golfers in the UK compete for the coveted titles of Best Individual and Best School. Our team, consisting of Arrun (Year 13) and Henry and Arvind (Year 12), went in to the tournament with a quiet air of confidence, having all previously competed at this stage.
The first days’ competition was 18 holes over the Prince’s Golf Club links. The relatively benign conditions produced some incredible scoring, the leader going round in 65 shots which was 7 under par! Best of our lads was Arrun who shot a 1 under par round of 71. Henry was next in for us with a round of 79, while Arvind ably backed up the others with a round of 80. The incredible scoring on the day meant the boys would have to go low on day 2 to have any chance of taking home some silverware.
Monday’s round 2 was played at the incredible Royal St George’s Golf Club, regular host to the Open Championship and one of the top 5 courses in England. The difficulty of the course was evident for all the spectators to see, which combined with the blustery northerly wind, led to slightly higher scores. Arrun went round in 72 strokes which was very commendable, given the nature of the test, while Henry and Arvind shot rounds of 80 and 86 respectively. When all the scores had been counted, Arrun finished in 4th place in the individual competition, whilst the team were 7th overall. These are fantastic results in a competition competed for by the largest and best resourced independent schools in the country, and the boys are to be highly commended for their performances and dedication to their sport.