Tuesday 16th July 2019 – Thursday 18th July 2019
English U16 Boys’ Open Amateur Stroke Play for the McGregor Trophy
The championship attracts a top quality field of English and international players.
The 72-hole stroke play championship is played over three days. The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days. After 36 holes, the leading 40 competitors and ties qualify to play the final 36 holes on the third day.
The winner will return the lowest gross score over 72 holes.
Ireland’s Joshua Hill shot a level par 70 in the last round to come from behind and win the English Boys’ Under 16 Stroke Play Championship at Radcliffe-on-Trent.
The 15-year-old from Galgorm Castle started the final round four shots behind Scottish Under 16 champion Cameron Adam but took advantage of an uncharacteristic display by the Scot who carded two double bogeys in an opening nine of 40 before coming home in 35.
Hill’s four-under par aggregate of 276 was enough to see him finish one shot ahead of Adam and thre in front of Spain’s Eduardo De los Rios whose closing round of 67 included seven birdies and a seven on the long seventh hole.
Scotland’s Cameron Johnstone and England’s Rohan Miah shared fourth place on level par 280.
14-year-old Harley Smith closed with a 74 to claim a five-shot victory in the Jean Case Salver awarded to the leading competitor under the age of 15.
Smith, from The Rayleigh Club in Essex, set himself up for victory with a superb five-under par 65 in the morning and then recovered from an opening double bogey six in the afternoon to finish five shots in front of Italy’s Pietro Guido Fenoglio on one under par 283.
RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT GOLF CLUBDewberry Lane, Cropwell Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2JH
- 18 hole course