England’s Will Enefer staged a last round charge in the German boys’ and girls’ open at St Leon Rot and snatched the runners-up spot with a closing score of five-under par 67.
The 17-year-old from Wrekin in Shropshire finished the 54-hole event on eight-under par and two shots behind the boys’ champion, Thomas Roenmueller of Germany.
Enefer’s finish kept him one shot ahead of the two players who shared third place. They included Denmark’s John Axelsen – the English U16 boys’ open champion – who also shot 67 in the final round.
Enefer was in the mix throughout the championship. He opened with three-under 69 and was one shot off the lead; then a level par second round saw him drop to fourth place and five shots back. But in the final round he chased the leader hard and got to within one shot of him before taking his only bogey of the day on the 15th.
England’s teams also came second to Germany in both the boys’ and girls’ Nations Cup events. The boys’ team was Enefer with Toby Briggs of Dunston Hall, Norfolk, and Harry Hall of West Cornwall. The girls’ team was Sophie Lamb of Clitheroe, Lancashire; Hollie Muse of West Lancashire, and Lizzie Prior of Burhill, Surrey.
Muse, 15, led the way for England in the girls’ event, holding the lead after two rounds and eventually finishing in seventh place on three-under par.
The championship was played in very warm weather, particularly on the first day when the temperature reached 42 degrees. One of the England boys had to spend an hour in the first aid tent after play, despite having drunk 12 bottles of water and four bottles of apple juice during his round. The coolest temperature during the championship was 34 degrees.
Caption: The England boys’ team, from left, Harry Hall, Will Enefer and Toby Briggs.