Leeds City Schools Team Championship
Tuesday 30 September saw the 5th playing of the Leeds City Schools Golf Team Championship following its successful relaunch in 2010.
Since then the event continues to grow in popularity, this year attracting 3 new teams having never played the event before.
With fair weather greeting the competitors, 15 teams, a record entry, all tee’d off with one objective to win the coveted title. Notable absentees this year included local teams Horsforth & Ralph Thoresby the latter having won the event on two occasions.
2012 winners Leeds Grammar, with two teams entered, set the early pace returning a commendable 68 & 67 to lead in the clubhouse.
Guiseley playing alongside Wetherby and Morley Academy captured the clubhouse lead returning a impressive 70 as high winds started to blow. Unfortunately this lasted a matter of minutes as Wetherby posted a team total of 72 to take the lead.
With only 3 teams left out on the course it was in the hands of Crawshaw, Temple Moor and Corpus Christie to upset those waiting in the clubhouse for the outcome. Corpus Christie ruffled a few feathers in returning 70 to move into a tie for 3rd place before debutants Temple Moor’s Jake Thompson, Harry Evans & Callum Barbour signed for a 73 to lift the 2015 title.
Cookridge Hall General Manager Gary Day commented “The event has once again proved an overwhelming success, and we are extremely proud to welcome teams from all over Leeds to compete. The behaviour, ettiquette and talent on show by all competitors was terrific a credit to themselves and their respective schools”.
“The Temple Moor boys were over the moon with their victory, their enthusiasm typifies exactly why we wanted to relaunch the event 5 years ago”.
“We must extend our thanks to tournament Sponsors Westcourt Group Ltd and Tim Hodgson whom having sponsored the event now for 4 years continue to suppport grass roots golf and play a huge part in making the event what it is”
Pictured from L to R
Temple Moor 2015 Leeds City School Champions
Harry Evans (age 15)
Callum Barbour (age 15)
Jake Thompson (age 14)