Route 66 puts Crenan on the way to victory

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Following on from 11-year-old Stephen Anderson’s success in May, 15-year-old Crenan has taken the July award after winning his club’s Captain’s Prize tournament.

The De La Salle student returned a fantastic four-under-par gross score of 66, which equated to 46 Stableford points.

He topped a field of 146 to beat the second-placed golfer by eight points.

Crenan, who will make his Island under-18 team début in Guernsey later this month, said: ‘It was quite windy and going out I was looking to finish within my buffer, which would have been a round of 72.

‘I bogeyed the third when I three-putted, but I made up for it with a hole-in-one on the fourth – my first ever ace.

I birdied eight and nine to finish three under, and another birdie at the 16th helped me beat my previous best score by three strokes.

‘Every time you finish a round you reflect on where you could have done better.

On the day, I probably could have improved my score by maybe one more shot.’ Crenan is competing in the Standard Bank Junior Golf Festival this week, a 72-hole competition with 18-hole tournaments taking place at La Moye, Les Mielles, St Clement and Royal Jersey.

And he will be looking to reduced his handicap to four again, having risen to five after playing in the recent Hampshire Country Championships.

There were several other excellent contenders for the July Golfer of the Month Award.

Olivia Higgins, of Royal Jersey, won the Ladies’ Club Championship with a record two-round score of 147.

Higgins equalled the course record 75 and then lowered it to 72, reducing her handicap to 3.4.

Jersey Golf Union president Geoff Ramskill, of La Moye, regained the Style Jersey Seniors’ Championship at La Moye after defeating Terry Smith and Gerald Binding in the semi-final and final respectively.

David Rive won La Moye’s Captain’s Prize with a net 69 off 12 handicap.

Against a full field on his home course, it was a great performance considering that he had recently celebrated his 73rd birthday.

St Clement member Eddie Murray won the Elsie Dorey Bogey competition after beating his handicap by eight shots.

He reduced his handicap by three shots and then won his club’s next Stableford competition with 39 points.

Plus-two handicapper Richard Ramskill won the La Moye Trophy with a six-under-par gross score of 138 after returning two 69s on his home course at La Moye.

The judging panel were: Geoff Ramskill (Jersey Golf Union president); Cassandra Holderness (Jersey Ladies Golf Association president), Bruce Ridley and Rob Leader (Itex Jersey Ltd) and Andy Bradshaw (JEP).

Club secretaries are reminded to send their nominations to or fax 633688.

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