The OFGS team played alongside King’s Canterbury at Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks, in the South East regional qualifying round on Saturday 12 May. The weather was fine, if somewhat chilly, with a keen northerly breeze.
The team of Richard Graves, Peter Watts, Charlie Plunkett, Matt Stolls, John Wybar and Julian Benning scored 73 points, finishing in mid-table, and thus failing to qualify for the knock out stages. John and Julian, who were team-mates at the College, were only two over par after nine holes, and scored an excellent 28 points on their first outing at Knole Park.
The format of scratch foursomes, off the back tees on a testing course, is quite a challenge and it is hoped that the OFGS will be able to put out an even younger and stronger team next year, and possibly repeat the success of qualifying, last achieved in 2007.