On a somewhat wet and windy day the 2019 Surrey Colts Championships were held at West Surrey GC on Thursday June 13th. Despite the recent deluge the course was presented magnificently and would produce golf of the highest standard. The morning round saw Aadam Syed of Foxhills lead the way with an excellent 69 (-2), closely followed by Charlie Crockett of Addington Palace (71) and Conor Cull of West Byfleet 72, all 3 just having returned from college in the USA. The afternoon round again saw some excellent golf in the damp overhead conditions, notably from Roehampton pair Louis Tydeman & Alfie Fox who made birdies for fun early on and although through late dropped shots still finished with 68 & 71 respectively in round 2, the former being low round of the day. Round 1 leader Aadam was free wheeling until bogies at 16 & 17 would see him first in the house on 142 (Level) after a 2nd round of 73 to add to his morning 69. Mulltiple County age group winner Kevin Lee of Reigate Hill made a late charge shooting an afternoon 69 to finish 3rd on 143, but following an unbelievable up and down birdie from left of the final green, Conor Cull would add a 70 to his morning 72 and tie Aadam and we had a playoff. Both players made par 5s on the the first playoff off hole, the magnificent 18th, which County President, Jack Buchanan would describe during the presentation as one of the best holes in Surrey. On the second time down the 18th Aadam uncharacteristically hooked badly twice off the tee, with Conor safely in the fairway and neither of Aadams’s balls being found he conceded the playoff and Conor was the new champion.
The presentations were made by County President Jack Buchanan with Club President Angus Lamont, who welcomed everybody to West Surrey.