Tom doubles up in York
Tom Pyman of The Oaks made it double delight in the York Union Championships, lifting both the Junior and the Amateur titles in the space of a week.
Competing at Scarthingwell in some atrocious weather, Tom’s rounds of 71, 72 for a -1 total of 143 was enough for a comfortable 10-stroke victory over second placed Matt Dolling and Sam Norman on 154 in third.
Six days later at Heworth, Fulford’s Matt Roberts led after the first round with a solid -1 of 68 but with a chasing pack right behind him.
In a thrilling afternoon Fulford’s Jamie Miller had a run of three birdies to get into contention, but it was The Oaks pair of Pyman and his +4 colleague Harry Lee battling it out at the top.
Lee had a one shot advantage going into the afternoon, but an excellent -3 round of 66 was enough for Tom Pyman to edge matters by a single stroke and complete the ‘double’.
Hopes were high for the Yorkshire Boys Championship a few days later at The Bradford GC, but Tom had to settle for a highly commendable third place as Dylan Shaw-Bradford prevailed.