White celebrates new Year with second spot in Florida

Josh White

England international Josh White rang in 2013 by finishing runner-up in the 87th New Year Invitational in Florida.

The 21 year old from the Chipstead club in Surrey carded a closing 67, equal best of the final round, to finish with a four-round aggregate of 280, four strokes behind the winner, Toni Hakula, who closed with 68.

A member of the England squad for 2013, White returned rounds of 70, 73, 70 and 67 to finish two strokes ahead of Michael Miller and David Lee, who shared third spot on 282.

Leading final scores:

276 T Hakula 73 65 70 68

280 J White 70 73 70 67

282 M Miller 73 69 70 70

282 D Lee 73 69 69 71

283 L McCoy 69 70 71 73