Lindrick members Lee Westwood, Danny willett and Matthew Fitzpatrick all finished in the top 20 at the Open Championship played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Another solid performance by Lee finishing 4th, whilst Danny was tied 6th and Matthew 20th. Well done boys .
Lindrick’s Bailey Gill and Sam Rook were both triumphant members of Yorkshire’s six man team that lifted the English County Championship at the Aldeburgh GC. After winning the northern qualification stage earlier this summer, wins in the final over Lincolnshire and then Bucks/Berks/Oxon set up a final day decider against Gloucestershire where a draw was enough to regain the trophy they previously won in 2016.
England international Bailey and Yorkshire Champion Sam were paired together in the foursomes and were unbeaten in all 3 matches providing the team with a sound foundation for the afternoon singles matchplay.
Lindrick’s Bailey Gill has been selected to represent the full England side competing in the home internationals for the Raymond Trophy.
The event will commence on 12 September at Conwy, Wales and Bailey will be part of an eleven man team aiming to win the trophy for England for the first time since 2013.
This second senior cap for Bailey is recognition of a very successful year which has seen him placed in the Portugese Amateur Championship (2nd), The Brabazon Trophy (3rd) and the French Chiberta Grand Prix (6th) whilst his handicap has reduced from +3 to +5.
Lindrick’s Sam Rook continued his fine run of form by winning the Yorkshire Amateur Championship on the demanding test offered by Ganton’s challenging track. Sam’s first two rounds of 70 & 72 gave him a narrow lead on the field going into the 36 hole last day test. A third round 75 kept him in contention before he turned up the heat with a final round of 68 to lift the trophy by a 3 shot margin for a one over par score of 285.
The win caps a purple period for Sam who set a new course record of 62 at Rotherhan in the Lee Westwood Trophy when finishing in third spot and he also won the David Frame Trophy for being the leading player in the English Amateur Championship in the strokeeplay section at Formby.