Hirst sets new course record at Belvedere

Georgina Hirst and Louis Beckett
Georgina Hirst and Louis Beckett

The highlight of Bridlington Golf Club’s Junior Open was a new ladies’ course record set by Flamborough Head teenager Georgina Hirst.

She carded an exceptional three-under-par 71 which helped her to win the Mary Doughty Salver for the best overall gross score.

The Shepperd Trophy, presented to the best overall nett score of the day, was won by Bridlington Golf Club junior member Louis Beckett who scored a very impressive nett 62 (10-under-par).

Beckett narrowly beat fellow junior member Harrison Brompton who returned an excellent 63.

Bridlington Golf Club’s director of golf Anthony Howarth said: “The standard of golf from all the juniors on the day was fantastic.”

The Wilby Signs Team trophy was won by youngsters from Hornsea, whose Alfred Anderson had the best score by a golfer aged 12 and under, with a round of 66.

Other notable scores from Bridlington Golf Club junior members included a gross 76 from Matthew Atkinson, a nett 69 from Max Brompton and second place in the girls event for Lucy Height.

Oliver Beckett was fourth in boys’ Division One with a nett 72, and a 68 from Flamborough Head’s Lee Hansen was good enough for third spot in Division Two.

There was also a nine-hole event for up-and-coming youngsters. The winners were Izzy Wilson (Scarborough South Cliff) with 15 points and Ben Staveley with an exceptional 21 points.

Bridlington’s Archie Thompson was boys runner-up, with Sienna Bowers (Bridlington Links) and Connie Howarth (Bridlington) second and third for the girls.

The host club’s Bradley Marshall was nearest the pin on the second hole, putting his tee shot just 5ft 4ins away from the hole.