Thursday, July 23, 2015

Moore goes seven clear with Carris Trophy      course record at Little Aston
Derbyshire’s Bradley Moore swept away from the field at the Carris Trophy today when he shot a course record 65 at Little Aston Golf Club to get to 10-under par with a round to play.
He is seven shots ahead of his closest rival, John Axelsen of Denmark, who scored 69 today and is the only other player under par. Harry Hall (West Cornwall) and Portugal-based Nathan Brader are both level for the English boys' open stroke play championship.
Moore (Kedleston Park) simply played his own game and ignored the leaderboards around the course. “I don’t think there’s any point looking until the back nine tomorrow,” he said.
“It was one of those days when I wasn’t really thinking about my score. I was just setting myself targets – and today I did a bit better than I expected!”
Moore had eight birdies and hit every green except the 11th – and there he got up and down for par.
He started steadily, claiming his first birdie on the long third, and then picked up the momentum with two more on six and seven. He stalled temporarily with the only bogey of his round on the eighth – where he caught a bunker – but then forged ahead, spurred on when he holed a 40-footer for a two on the ninth. 
That was a turning point,” he remarked.
He went on to play the back nine in four-under, with birdies on 10, 12, 14 and 17. He had a six-footer for another on the 18th, but it was a slippery downhill putt and he was content to settle for his 65. The score stands as a new record following alterations to the course.
“My game has felt solid all week,” said Moore. “It’ll be the same again tomorrow, I’ll just go out, play my game and trust it, because it’s been working.”
He will also aim to enjoy it: “John (Gough) and I had a good chat all the way round today, which was nice. Tomorrow I’m playing with John Axelsen and I know him from European events and we get on well.”   
Axelsen was the only other player to break 70 today and will be hunting birdies tomorrow. “It’s going to be a low score tomorrow, I need it!
“Today I had a lot of putts for birdie which didn’t drop but it was a good score – and unfortunately for me Bradley just tore the course apart. But that’s good, I have respect that he shot seven-under and if I lose to that it’s all right.”
“I’m going to give it the best chance I can,” he added.
Sweden’s Hugo Townsend leads the chase for the Hazards Salver which is presented to the leading U16 in the field. He’s three-over par and two ahead of Jake Benson (Beeston Fields) and Adalberto Montini of Italy.
Meanwhile, Bradley Moore also leads the challenge for the Malcolm Reid Salver which is presented to the player with the best aggregate score in the Carris Trophy and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.
Today’s third round brought some spectacular examples of scoring. Denmark’s Christoffer Bring began his round with five consecutive birdies, before eventually finishing with two-under 70 and is tied sixth. Josh Oddy (Westridge) also had a perfect start, holding a 70-yard shot on the first for an eagle two. He went on to score 73 and is tied 22nd. Billy Spooner (Woodhall Spa) drove into the lake on the 17th but went on to make par, despite a penalty. He also shares sixth place.

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Picture caption: Moore is pictured with playing partner John Gough (Stoke Park) who scored 73 today and is one-over for the championship.  (image © Leaderboard Photography)

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