England’s Jack Yule scored the biggest win of his career so far with a one-shot victory in the Biarritz Cup in France.
The 21-year-old was 11-under par for the four rounds, scoring 64, 67, 68, 66. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been under par in all four rounds,” said Yule, who was also representing England for the first time. “I’m very happy.”
Yule, from Middleton Hall in Norfolk, led throughout the championship – and made his intentions very clear when he finished the first round with five consecutive birdies.
After two steady rounds he teed off on the final 18 with a one-shot lead and compiled a score of three-under which featured two eagles, but no birdies! It kept him one stroke ahead of Jeremy Gandon of France who powered up the leaderboard with a closing 64.
“I enjoyed being in contention but I found it very nervy!” said Yule, who also struggled with a bad headache over the last nine holes which, like the rest of the event, was played in high temperatures.
“It feels good to win because I didn’t have my A game. One day it was putting which didn’t quite go right, another it was chipping, then I struggled a bit off the tee. So it was nice to get under par by quite a bit.”
Yule was runner-up in the Italian international earlier this season and reached the last 32 in The Amateur Championship.
He travelled to France with Will Enefer (Wrekin) and James Walker (The Oaks) to play both the Chiberta Grand Prix and the Biarritz Cup. Walker tied sixth in the Chiberta Grand Prix and England were runners-up in the team competition in both events.