Gough snatches dramatic Fairhaven win

Conor Gough

England’s Conor Gough came from seven shots back with 18 holes to play to snatch victory in the boys’ event at the Fairhaven Trophies.

Gough, from Stoke Park, BB&O, had an anxious wait before the win was confirmed. Sweden’s Adam Wallin was tied for the lead playing the 18th but bogeyed the last to drop back into second place

“This is a big win for me,” said Gough, who is a past winner of the English U14 boys’ title. “I played very solid and that was all I was trying to do.

“I knew that it was a difficult course and that if I could shoot anything under par I could put some pressure on the leaders.

“This win really sets me up nicely for the rest of the season.”

Another England player, Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) was third on three under. Brown and Gough were both in England’s winning team at the 2017 European Young Masters.

In the girls’ event, Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) had to settle for the runners-up spot for the second time. The girl international finished on six-under par, two behind Scotland’s Louise Duncan. Caitlin Whitehead, an U16 international from Kendal, Cumbria, was third on five under.

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