Boys Triumph in National Golf Competition
Two of Stamford School’s best young golfers triumphed in the Independent Schools’ Golf Association tournament, held at The Shire in North London.
This was the first time Stamford School had entered the prestigious competition for the ISGA Junior Schools Cup and they managed to claim victory from tough competition. The team of Hugo Kedzlie (Y7), Charles Petrie (Y8) and teacher Francis Williams held off the challenge from 17 other teams from schools such as Brighton College, Whitgift and New Hall.
Hugo, who plays off a handicap of 6.1, amassed 43 modified Stableford points, and was runner -up in the individual boys’ competition. Charles Petrie, who plays off 8.5, earned 40 points, coming joint fifth overall out of the 36 pupils taking part. Their impressive combined score of 83 saw Stamford win by a margin of two points from Reed’s School. The boys are now looking forward to returning to The Shire next June to take part in the ISGA Junior Schools Open.
Francis Williams, the teacher who played alongside the boys said, “What impressed me most was their course management. They plotted their way around a course full of water hazards and well positioned bunkers in a very thoughtful and sensible manner, and fully deserved their victory.”