Pinner Hill GC was the perfect setting for the 2022 Men and Women's Senior Championship. The course was in perfect condition, Henri, Clair, Andy, Graham, and all the staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the event ran smoothly, and Phil and his catering staff worked around the clock for the two days to make sure that all the competitors were fed and watered.
88 men and women took to the course on Friday to play the first 18 holes with the 15 lowest-grossing men and the 6 lowest-grossing women making it through to the second and final day. It was a beautifully warm sunny day but scoring was difficult on the firm, fast, and undulating layout, but Lulu Housman shot a fantastic even-par 74 to lead by eight shots while CK Lee used his home course advantage to lead with a 74 along with fellow Senior Men's Team Member, Michael McCormick. The cut for the men fell at 80 and the women's fell at 84.
This year, for the first time, there were enough women entered to host a Women's Team Championship. Wyke Green GC comprising Alice Arnold, Lulu Housman, and Christine Tyler had a ten-shot victory over Muswell Hill GC. In the men's team championship, Pinner Hill pipped defending champions Hendon GC by 9-shots to win the silver.
For the men, the winner of the Nett prize was Peter Edwards (66) who beat Jacky Wonghen on the back nine. The 55-59s was won by Michael McCormick (74), the 60-65s was won by CK Lee (74), the 65-70s was won by Peter Edwards (75), and the over 70s was won by Jacky Wonghen (79). In the women's nett event, Askale Daley fired a fine 68 to win by two over Finchley's Ann Iarchy.
On day two the temperature dropped and the scoring conditions were perfect. Much like 2021, Lulu Housman was just too strong and fired a 72 (-2) to cap off a sensational win. CK held his nerve as he shouldered the expectations of a home victory to shoot a 75 and win by 3 over fellow Middlesex Senior Team members, John Fletcher and Simon Westgarth.
CK and Lulu will represent Middlesex at the County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.
Pictures of the winners are below and the final results can be viewed via the links below ...
Men's Senior Championship Results
Men's Senior Team Championship Results
Women's Senior Championship Results
Women's Senior Team Championship Results
Women's Senior Championship: Champion, Lulu Housman. Wyke Green GC
Men's Senior Championship: Champion, CK Lee. Pinner Hill GC
Women's Senior Championship: Runner Up, Askale Daley. Pinner Hill GC
Men's Senior Championship: Runner Up, John Fletcher. Ealing GC
Women's Senior Championship: Team Champions, Alice Arnold, Lulu Housman, and Christine Tyler. Wyke Green GC
Men's Senior Championship: Team Champions, Dave Hale, Alan Findlater, CK Lee, and Marting Walsh. Pinner Hill GC
Men's Senior Championship: Team Runners Up, Matt Bayford and not pictured Peter Edwards, Scott Galloway, and Michael Shanahan. Hendon GC
Women's Senior Championship: Nett Champion, Askale Daley, Pinner Hill GC
Women's Senior Championship: Nett Runner Up, Anne Iarchy. Finchley GC
Men's Senior Championship: Nett Champion and 65-70s Champion, Peter Edwards. Hendon GC
Men's Senior Championship: Over 70s Champion, Jacky Wonghen. Haste Hill GC
Men's Senior Championship: 60-65s Champion, CK Lee. Pinner Hill GC
Men's Senior Championship: 55-60s Champion, Michael McCormick, West Middlesex GC