Yorkshire’s Brown storms to Fairhaven Trophy triumph

Ben Brown fought off the challenge from Dylan Shaw-Radford to claim victory in the 2022 Fairhaven Trophy.

The two teenagers from Yorkshire edged ahead of the pack going into the final day of the 72-hole stroke play event.

However, Brown (pictured above, left) was able to fend off the threat from Shaw-Radford (above right) to post a final round 72 and a winning total of ten under par – five shots clear of his rival from Huddersfield.

As he reflects on victory, Brown, from Romanby Golf Club, will look back fondly on Fairhaven’s par five, first hole.

Over the course of the four rounds the 17-year-old carded a par, a birdie, an eagle AND and albatross en route to victory!

Brown is continuing a winning family tradition – older brother Dan was the English Amateur champion in 2016 and is now a professional. Rounds of 71, 66, 69 and 72 got him comfortably over the line.

For Shaw-Radford, the week was a continuation of the form which saw him claim the Scottish Boys’ Open title at Murcar Links last month.

There was also a positive finish for another Yorkshire player. England boys’ squad member Josh Berry closed with a final round of 65 – the best score of the week – to leap 11 places on the leaderboard and finish fourth.

In the girls’ event, England player Isla McDonald O’Brien (pictured above) finished two shots behind winner Katie Poots from Ireland.

Shropshire’s O’Brien posted rounds of 74,79, 75, 73 for a +1 total of 301.