GOLF: Junior George holds nerve to land Lyme men’s title

Dorset Echo: CREAM OF THE CROP: George Seed,  centre, with club captain Matt Searle, right, and chairman Ian Hobson CREAM OF THE CROP: George Seed, centre, with club captain Matt Searle, right, and chairman Ian Hobson

GEORGE Seed held his nerve on the last green to become the second junior winner of the men’s Club Championship at Lyme Regis in successive years.

Played over two days for the first time, Seed was four shots ahead of his nearest rivals after 18 holes following a three-under-par round of 68, a score which gave him the lead in the gross and nett competitions.

The chasing pack, including his dad, Roger, and Stuart Wight, began to close the gap as the action got into full swing on day two.

A large crowd gathered to watch the last group – Roger and George Seed and 2013 winner David Lyon – as they strode up the 270-yard 18th.

George was two shots ahead of his father and played safe, taking two to get to the green, whereas Roger nearly got there in one.

He putted first and just missed an eagle chance, meaning George needed to get down in two to win.

And he dealt with the pressure well, finishing with a gross score of 143 one-over-par. Roger was second with 144 and Wight third with 146.

In the nett competition, Matthew Watson had two steady rounds to card 135 and by a couple from George (137), with Colin Baker third (140).

The number of juniors in the top 20 was very encouraging for the club and a testimony not only to the hard work put in by pro Duncan Driver, but the hours they spend practising.

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