Will leads the way in his side’s Collegiate tour golf victory

Golfer Will Painter
Golfer Will Painter

Will Painter (Kedleston Park GC) led Derby College to victory in the second round of the Inter Collegiate Tour held at Morley Hayes.

Derby College A team moved to the top of the ICT league with some solid performances on a difficult day for golf with strong winds and extremely wet conditions.

The Derby A Team consisting of six players all part of the Morley Hayes-based Performance Golf Academy Derby player training programme won both the Gross and Net events with the Derby B Team finishing in second place in the Net.

Painter returned the best score of the day with a one over par 73-2-71 on the demanding Monor Course, with support from Charley Mycock 75-3-72 and Will Davidson (Breadsall Priory GC) 76-2-74, Jordan Barker (Kedleston Park) 80-2-78 and Nathan Lee Ashbourne 80-5-75.

In the Derby B Team Jake Conoley 77-5-72 was the best return with 77-5-72 and Alex Harlow (Kedleston Park) 79-5-74.

Academy programme manager Nigel Furniss commented: “This was a great win for the team against tough opposition, Myerscough have over 200 golf students to select from so the guys did really well. Good performances from Will P, Charley and Will D were pivotal in the result.”

The format of each event is a team of six players represent each college with the best five scores from the six to count.

The leading college earns five points, second place four points, third place three points, fourth place two points, fifth place one point.