Teenage golf star Ben Schmidt has won again, scoring a five-shot win over an international field in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.
Schmidt made history earlier this month when, aged 16, he became the youngest-ever winner of the Brabazon Trophy, one of the most sought after prizes in the world of amateur men’s golf.
He took that title – formally the English Men’s Open Stroke Play – at Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds, where he was 13-under after sub-par scores in all rounds and also won by five.
Schmidt, from Rotherham in Yorkshire, has now followed up in similar style, shooting below par in all four rounds at Nizels, Kent, for a total of 10-under. He opened with a bogey-free round of six-under 66 and then added scores of 71, 71 and 70.
The runner-up was England team-mate Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire), while Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill, Kent) shared third place with Tiger Christensen of Germany on three-under.
The girls’ championship was won by Ffion Tynan of Wales, who plays at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. She was nine-over and five ahead of Australia’s Isabelle Simpson (Roehampton, Surrey).
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