Max-imum effort at European event

Max Brompton
Max Brompton

Young Max Brompton’s fledgling golf career took another step forward when he played in the US Kids European Championships for the second successive year.

The eight-year-old, who is a junior member at Bridlington Golf Club travelled to Scotland for the three-day competition, knowing a top-five finish would give him the chance to play in America later in the year.

Up against French, German, Indian, South African, Dutch and Swedish opponents, he did not get off to the best of starts on the modified par-36 nine-hole course at Longniddry, but battled hard and ended his tournament with four pars on the final four holes on day three.

A birdie three on the fifth hole was the highlight of his first round, and he finished +10 after two costly holes on his card.

In extremely challenging conditions, he carded another 10-over round on day two but improved hugely on his third attempt.

Dad Chris said: “We are extremely proud of his performance. The experience will help Max in the future events.”

Max eventually finished 40th out of 55 and he and his brother Harrison will compete in next month’s Wee Wonders qualifier in Leeds, looking to qualify for a place in the grand final at St Andrews.