Guernsey Press

‘Winning this match would be the pinnacle of my career in golf’

GUERNSEY men’s champion Tom Le Huray says ‘it would mean everything’ to win this weekend’s Channel Island final, as he prepares to take on Harrison Carlyon at Grouville.

Island Team Scratch League golf - Rocque Balan Royals v L'Ancresse Martellos. Tom Le Huray.Picture by Gareth Le Prevost, 26-06-23. (32365108)

Le Huray won the men’s title for the second time back in May, but this will be his first crack at CI glory as the 2020 edition of the competition did not take place.

‘Winning this match would be the pinnacle of my career in golf,’ he said.

‘I am really looking forward to it – I just want to get there now because I am raring to go.

‘This week I am spending time sharpening up the skills, working on my swing, making sure my short game is where it needs to be and hopefully by the time I go there I will be in the best possible shape.

He also has family coming over and says his best friend will caddy for him.

‘To do it in front of them would be an amazing feeling.

‘I have played against Harrison once before and I beat him, which feels like a little win going into this weekend’s match, and that might be in his mind.

‘He’s a good player, though. He hits it long and is solid at putting – I will have to be at my best to beat him.

‘Of course he has the advantage of playing at home which is unfortunate, I think it adds more pressure going away to play it.

‘He has that advantage of knowing the course better than I do, but I have played it before and I’ve played well there before, so now it is just a matter of getting on there and getting some practice in.’

Elsewhere in the Channel Island competition, Veronica Bougourd plays Iman Hamid-Wilkinson in the women’s final, Jayden Tucknott plays Nathan Crake-Jones for top junior honours and Bobby Eggo goes for the senior men’s prize against Michael Le Feuvre.

Division Two winner Di Hudson will meet Catharina Hollick in the ladies’ mid section, and Division Three champion Debbie Lapidus is against Carol Allen in the ladies’ bronze.