News stories from the School and Old Suttonian communities
We were delighted to receive news this week of an Old Suttonian's recent golfing success at the Sussex Open Championship Golf competition.
After leaving Sutton Valence School, Sam Wroclawski (2003 C) turned pro in 2015 and competed on mini tours for two years in both the UK and US. He then received his amateur status back and now plays at a high level for his home club team and also the OS team. Through his amateur status, Sam was elgible to compete at the Sussex Open Championship at the start of September, held at Seaford Golf Club in conjunction with the Sussex County Golf Union. The event attracted a number of top pros and amateurs from East and West Sussex, so the competition was strong.
Out of a total field of 48 players (31 pros and 17 amateurs) the top 24 players made the cut after the first day. Sam shot a 72 (+3) and found himself in the penultimate group just two shots back from the overall leader and one shot back from the best amateur after the first round. With another solid score of 73 (+4) on the second day, he beat the best amateur score by one shot with a total of 145, to become the leading amateur of the whole event and only five shots off the best score, finishing tied 5th overall.
Congratulations Sam - fantastic result. We wish you all the best for your forthcoming competitions.