Sunday, September 03, 2017

Cameron Percy wins Renfrewshire boys'
match-play championship
RGU  President Derek McGlynn, trophy winner Cameron Percy and Mrs Murray, patron of the event.


The Renfrewshire boys' match-play championship was played on Sunday, September 3 at Kilmacolm Golf Club where the family associated with the club presented the Freedman Trophy in 1979, having had a long standing family connection with the club, with the Trophy having been originally brought from Canada.
The Renfrewshire Golf Union thanks them for their continued support of the event.
The weather on the day was very mixed with showers during the day but never enough to disrupt play.
Cameron Percy (Caldwell) bt Euan McNeill (Lochwinnoch) at 19th
Patrick McCartney (Greenock) bt Kenan Ingram (Port Glasgow) 3 and 2.
Cameron Percy (Caldwell) bt Patrick McCartney (Greenock) 3 and 2

In the first semi-final, Euan McNeill, the leading qualifier, was never down until his opponent made birdie at the 19th.
In the other semi-final Patrick McCartney played some solid golf, but his win was helped by a few wayward drives out to the right by Kenan Ingram, but a solid win.
The prospect of a great final was always on the cards with Cameron trying to go one better than his big brother last year when Stewart lost in the final, with both players evenly matched.
First blood to Cameron with lost ball, at the fourth by Patrick and a one hole lead was secured. Patrick hit back and won the sixth with a par, however at the seventh Cameron made par to go one up and held this lead to the turn with all previous holes shared in par
Cameron was one up at the turn. Both made bogey at 10 and shared the par 5 eleventh in par.
With Patrick missing the green at the 12th Cameron rolled in a lovely birdie putt through some casual water to go two up.
Both missed putts for par at the 13th hole, and with both coming up short at the14th, Patrick pitched close but Cameron could not match this and Patrick won the hole with par.
The next hole was to prove to be crucial, with both hitting the green, but with Cameron holing while from inside him Patrick missed to go two down.
The 16th saw the end to the game, when Patrick, with the wrong choice of club and a following wind, overshot the green to lose his ball, while his opponent, who also overshot the green, was able to find his ball and with a safe chip was able to claim victory.
The game was played in the best of spirits as you would expect from RGU Boys; just a pity in such a great game that someone had to lose.
Both boys are available for the RGU in future events and have been selected as part of a Boys 3 man team at the Glasgow Youths Championship on Sunday 10th September at Ralston G.C...

Graham McGee
Press Officer
Renfrewshire Golf Union




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