Belvedere club’s young golfers shine at its annual Junior Open

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Bridlington Golf Club held its annual Junior Open, an event which has been cancelled by many other clubs due to a lack of supprt.

With this background, it was encouraging to see more than 40 juniors taking part from all over Yorkshire.

The weather stayed fine for all the competitors and some excellent scores weere returned. It was a particularly good day for the junior members of the host club who picked up many prizes, including the Mary Doughty Salver and the Wilby Signs Trophy.

Nick Raybould won the Mary Doughty Salver for returning the Best Gross score of the day. He shot an excellent score of 73 (one-over-par) and admitted afterwards it should have been much better.

Raybould beat fellow Bridlington junior Henry, Howarth who shot 76. His consolation was picking up the best nett prize in Division One with a 71.

The Wilby Signs Trophy for the winning team score was presented to the Bridlington GC No.2 Team consisting of Matthew Raybould, Matthew Atkinson, Lewis Matthews and Mitchell Collins.

The Sheppard Trophy was won by Bridlington Links junior member Sam Green who recorded the best nett score of the day with an exceptional score of 65 (seven-under-par).

Bridlington Golf Club member Mollie Howarth won the girls’ event with a very good score of 71.

Other notable Bridlington GC results were Harrison Brompton, who won the Best 12 years and under prize with a 69, Mitchell Collins, who won the best nett prize in Division Two with a 67, and Thomas Thornton winning the best nett prize in Division Three.

A packed clubhouse witnessed the prizes presented by long standing honorary lady member Mary Doughty and event organiser Anthony Howarth thanked everyone who had helped to make it a successful day.