Junior Championship gets golf festival off to a brilliant start

Flamborough won the team event on day one of the Bridlington Golf Festival.
Flamborough won the team event on day one of the Bridlington Golf Festival.

The 22nd annual Bridlington Golf Festival kicked off in fine style on Monday as Flamborough Head Golf Club welcomed over 60 youngsters from all over Yorkshire to take part in the traditional curtain-raiser, the Junior Championship.

Forty youngsters competed on the main 18-hole course and another 23 took part in a nine-hole and five-hole shorter course competitions.

The highlight of the day was an exceptional nett 59 from Rudding Park member E Chesnick. Talented youngster Matty Raybould from Bridlington Golf Club won the best gross prize with an excellent score of 69 (two-under-par).

Georgina Hirst won the Silver Salver for recording the best girls’ score of the day with a fantastic gross 75, nett 70.

The team prize was won by Flamborough Head Golf Club, consisting of Hirst, Jenson Stork, Daniel Artley and Lara Ackers.

The trophy for the best score from player aged 12 or under was won, for the second year running, by Jenson Stork from Flamborough who scored an impressive nett 63 (nine-under-par).

Amy Staveley of Scarborough South Cliff won the girls’ nine-hole competition with 28 points and the boys event was won by club-mate Jo Louge with 29 points.

The team of Ryan Galloway, Samuel Boyes, Harry Hornby, Ross Danby and Lucas Markwell won the five-hole team scramble competition.

More from the week-long Golf Festival in next week’s Free Press.