Harry tops the scoring for college academy

Weston College Golfer Academy players.

Weston College Golfer Academy players. - Credit: Archant

Weston College golf academy player Harry Rac top his team’s scoring in a blustery day at Mendip Spring Golf Club.

The newly-formed golf academy hosted their round of the South West Inter Collegiate Tour at Mendip Spring Golf Club.

In challenging conditions, a good score was going to be hard, but a win in the team competition would give them a chance of gaining entry to the national finals at the end of April.

The team struggled for consistency, but this was no surprise as wind speeds of over 50mph were recorded on the course.

Harry Rac topped scored for the college which included four birdies. The team still have a chance of qualifying for the nationals if they can win the final ICT event of the year at St Mellion Golf Club March 23.

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The team travel to Exeter College next week to for a friendly match at Exeter Golf and Country Club.

The team will also be working with PGA pro and European Tour referee, Robert Moss at the Players Golf Club in Bristol. They will shadow Rob and his team for two days, gaining experience of other roles within the golfing industry.

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Weston College’s football second team looked to keep their title ambitions alive with a visit from St Brendan’s.

Weston took an early lead through Lewis McLean, calming any nerves and allowed the team to play with freedom and confidence.

The lead was quickly doubled by Tyler Manning from close range. The goals continued to come as Manning added another and Oli Coombes converted from the penalty spot.

The second half began with the visitors getting behind the Weston back line and forcing some half chances for themselves. It wasn’t long before Manning completed his hat-trick, again from close range.

Nathanial Groom got in on the action, lobbing the keeper from 30 yards and Taryn Selway-Joseph completed the scoring for the home side, smashing the ball past a helpless keeper.

The netball development squad travelled to local rivals Bridgwater.

Weston started well, scoring two goals without reply from the hosts. However, Bridgwater quickly found their stride and scored a succession of goals themselves.

The second quarter saw equally end-to-end play, both sides making lovely movement down the court, with impressive goals scored at both ends and the first-half ended 11-8 to Bridgwater.

Weston started back strongly, quickly bringing the game back within one goal, but Bridgwater reacted, scoring some impressive long-range goals and the quarter ended 17-14 in Bridgwater’s favour.

Weston came out fighting during the last quarter quickly bringing the game back within a goal and creating an exciting finish to the game. Bridgwater were able to maintain their composure, scoring in the last play of the game to make a final score of 22-20 to the hosts.

Congratulations to Emma Caney, who was Weston’s player of the match.

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