Stamford School Golfers Defeat Local Rivals
Stamford School’s golfers are celebrating a richly deserved victory in a testing fixture against local rival schools. An annual ‘Quadrangular’ match has taken place at Luffenham Heath in early May since 2003, involving sides from Oakham, Oundle and the hosts, Uppingham. It is a Stableford competition, with the best six scores from eight counting towards the final total. Stamford School’s excellent performances gave the boys a comfortable winning margin of eighteen points in a competition they have not won since 2005.
The Luffenham Heath course is challenging, and windy conditions added to the difficulties the boys encountered, but their impressive scores confirmed how well they played. The best individual performance in the whole field was from Charles Petrie, a Year 9 pupil, who amassed a remarkable 37 points, playing off a handicap of four! 34 points from Year 8 Hugo Kedzlie, who also plays off 4 and 32 points each from James Longbone and debutant Will Robinson, established the platform for an excellent overall total. Harry Tee and another debutant Jacob Nicoll also battled hard to return respectable scores.
David Lennie, Golf Captain at Stamford School, said: "The team is very young with only two sixth-formers (Ollie Huxley and captain Ed Pritchard), and there is quite a wide range of keen young golfers in the lower years coming through, so a bright future for school golf in the next few years seems assured."