Hartpury College dominate AoC Sport Open Golf Championships at The Belfry

A field of 60 students took to the prestigious course at The Belfry last week in the first event of the AoC Sport Open Golf Championships.

Students from across the country arrived in the Midlands to compete on the famous PGA National Course, with Hartpury College dominating the tournament.

The event on 6 November was the first of three taking place as part of the relaunched Open Golf Championships this year.

The competition was fierce, as students took to the course to compete in five different categories; the mens’ and women’s individual gross, the men’s and women’s individual nett and the overall prize for the Open Championship team.

James Freeman of Hartpury College edged out his teammate Bryn Thomas by one shot to take home the trophy for the men’s individual gross with a score of 65.

Finishing on 69 and in joint third place were Barnet & Southgate College’s Nya Fraser-Lawrence and George Law, of Truro & Penwith College.

The competitive men’s nett category was won by Thomas Telford School’s Nathan Bond, who finished with a score of 62.

Three shots further back were Ben Milligton (Middlesborough College) and James Freeman (Hartpury College).

Huddersfield New College’s Lily Hirst was a convincing winner of the women’s gross and nett trophies, ahead of Lizzy Rooney (Thomas Telford School) and Jessica Hollingworth (Hills Road 6th Form College).

With some well-rounded performances, Hartpury College 1s took home the coveted team prize with a 15-shot lead over their teammates in the 2nd team. Truro & Penwith College claimed bronze medals for their performance, finishing just three shots behind.

A thank you to all of the students and staff who made the journey to The Belfry. We hope everyone enjoyed the experience.

A special thank you must go to all at The Belfry for their hospitality and for providing use of their PGA Course for the AoC Sport Open Golf Championships.

All the results can be downloaded here.

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