Our second Regional Qualifying Tournament of the 14th Open Championship took place at the beautifully presented Northamptonshire County Golf Club. We were greeted by an illuminated display in the Clubhouse entrance, announcing details of the day together with a very hospitable welcome from our host Peter Walsh. Although the course played every inch of its near 6800 yards it proved a worthy if stern test in excellent golfing conditions.
The winner was Adam Grint (9) Edgabaston with 33 pts, runner-up was Neil Sjoberg (8) Epping with 30pts. In third place on countback came Lance Quantrill (12) Oundle, on 30pts with the final qualifying place going to Martin Gillett (4) Hobbs Cross. We wish them well in the Final at Rye in May next year
Our thanks as always go to the Captain, Committee and Members of Northamptonshire County as well as to Peter Walsh and his staff for looking after us so well, we look forward to returning in years to come. We were well supported by Paul Mainstone of Jonas Clubminder and Dean Poynter from Eagle, who had made a very long journey to be with us and whose presence is always appreciated.