Derby College A team opened their campaign in the British Schools and Colleges Golf Tour with a fine performance on Wednesday at Retford Golf Club.
The Derby A team, consisting of six players who are all part of the Performance Golf Academy Derby player training programme, which is based at Morley Hayes Golf Complex, finished in a tie for first place (Net) in the first event of the Midland region qualifying for the National Finals.
Jordan Barker (Kedleston Park Golf Club) and Will Davidson (Breadsall Priory) led the way for Derby College, Jordan Barker finishing with a birdie to post a superb best of the day three under par round of 69, with Will Davidosn finishing on level par 72.
They were supported by Will Painter (Kedleston Park) – 77 and Nathan Lee (Ashbourne) – 78.
In the Derby B Team Jack Crumpton (Kedleston Park) was the best score with 77.
Academy programme manager Nigel Furniss commented; “We are pleased with the result from the opening event, a great performance from Jordan Barker who really is starting to show what he is made of. I was really impressed by his attitude today, which was a major factor in his performance. We look forward to Round Two at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, on October 6.”
The format of each event is a team of six players represent each college with the best four scores from the six to count. The leading college earns six points, second place five points, third place four points and so on.