10 March 2017
Having been knocked out of the ISGA golf competition proper by Reading Blue Coat, we found ourselves drawn in the plate competition against… Reading Blue Coat. This time we faced their B team, presenting an opportunity for some of our upcoming talent to represent the school. The team of Aryan Joshi (4th), Will Lebeau (4th) and Thomas Owen (3rd) acquitted themselves very well against a much older team. Aryan came off second best in the top match against a strong player, whilst Will had a nip-and-tuck game eventually ending up just one stableford point behind his opposite number. With only the final game to conclude, and trailing some 11 stableford points, all looked to be done and dusted. Rumour spread however that Thomas had scorched the front nine, scoring an incredible 25 points and suddenly the Blue Coat team started to get nervous. Thomas pulled back an impressive 9 points, but his opposite number did just enough to enable Blue Coat to win the fixture and progress to the national plate final. The match was played in perfect spring-time conditions, and in a wonderfully friendly spirit. The performance of our young players bodes well for the future.