Congratulations to Owais Musa Yr 8, Ahmad Musa Yr 9 and James Andrews Yr 11.
Having won the South Region section at Rochdale Golf Club last month, against 15 school teams, the QEGS Team went onto the final play-off match against the Northern Region winners, Lancaster Grammar School. The match was extremely close, and it went all the way to a nail biting last hole of the last match decider.
Owais Musa had to beat his opponent in the final hole of the competition to ensure the victory. He hit a great tee shot, on a 170 yard par 3, to the back of the green. He then made sure of victory by sending a long putt up to the hole, thereby setting up a short putt which he converted. He later admitted that his knees were trembling over the putt, but Owais held his nerve brilliantly. Thus, booking the Lancashire Winners place in the 36 hole National Finals at the home of the English Golf Union, Woodhall Spa.
Ahmad Musa was the architect of the team win, scoring a very impressive 40 points (4 under his handicap). James scored 32 points on the day, and he will be a very important member of the team, on the even more demanding course at Woodhall Spa.
The last time QEGS won the Lancashire Golf Knockout was in 2003. The boys deserve their place, the level and consistency of golf they have shown has been outstanding. Well done to them all!
Owais Musa Yr 8, Handicap 23
Ahmad Musa Yr 9, Handicap 22
James Andrews Yr 11, Handicap 2