Friday, August 18, 2017

England have four in last eight at British Boys'

Championship ... but no Scot got past Round 3

England has four representatives, Ben Jones (Northants), Robin Williams (Bishopsgate), Tom Plumb (Sherborne) and George Saunders (Meon Valley), through to Saturday morning's quarter-finals of the British boys' championship at Nairn Golf Club.
 No Scot made it past Friday morning's third-round matches.
John Paterson (St Andrews New) lost by 4 and 2 to Jones while Scottish boys champion Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) lost by 4 and 3 to Plumb.
Defending champion Falko Hanisch (Germany) is still there, having beaten James Swash from Middlesbrough to reach the quarter-finals. In the morning round Hanisch had to go to the 21st to get the better of another English player Aled Greville (Ashburnham).
Not since 1930 has the championship been won by a player in consecutive years.
On that occasion J Lindsay achieved the feat.

To view all the results

R and A website recap on Thursday's play 

Defending champion Falko Hanisch from Germany booked his spot in the third round of the 91st Boys Amateur Championship after defeating leading qualifier Darren Howie from Peebles by 2 holes at Nairn
Hanisch, who lifted the trophy last year following his 37th hole victory over Alejandro Aguilera at Muirfield, came back from two down against the Scot to progress to the next stage of the championship.
The German kept his composure after falling behind early in the match to bring it back to all square at the 13th. Hanisch followed that up with two birdies at the 15th and 16th to go two up before Howie pulled one back at the 17th
But Howie put his approach to the 18th green out of bounds and conceded the hole, and the match, to Hanisch.
“I feel pretty good. It was a difficult match but I played pretty solid,” said the 2017 German boys champion.
“I was two down pretty early in the match but it was good to play so many birdies on the second nine! I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”
Elsewhere, England’s Alex Fitzpatrick, younger brother of three-time winner on the European Tour Matthew, won his match over his countryman Nicholas Elmey 5 and 3. 
France’s Aymeric Laussot goes through to the third round after defeating England’s Adam Syed 3 and 2.
A two-hole victory over Italian Gianmarco Manfredi saw last year’s beaten finalist Aguilera come through his tie, as did Sweden’s David Nyfjall, a 2016 semi-finalist, with a 2 and 1 victory over England’s Harry Plowman-Ollington.
2016 Junior Open winner at Kilmarnock (Barassie), Pedro Lencart joins them in the third round. Having never made the cut in the championship before now, the Portuguese youngster defeated England’s Tom Stagg by one hole to continue his good form.

Two Scots, Eric McIntosh and John Paterson, will play in Friday’s third round after wins over Italy’s Felippo Celli (5 and 3) and England’s William Dodds (5 and 4)



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