Four to meet Faldo at junior grand final

FOUR youngsters who won at the Faldo Mini Series junior tournament at Stonham Barns on Sunday go forward into the draw to meet Nick Faldo at Celtic Manor at the Series Junior grand final.

By Tony Garnett

FOUR youngsters who won at the Faldo Mini Series junior tournament at Stonham Barns on Sunday go forward into the draw to meet Nick Faldo at Celtic Manor at the Series Junior grand final.

There were some good scores on the scenic nine-hole Stonham Barns course.

Lee Spurling returned from Leeds to win the under 12 section with a score of two over par 31.


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One shot behind was Kyle Proctor from Fynn Valley.

Jack Forgan of Stowmarket and Macaulay Margetson of Rookery Park were third equal on 38.

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Proctor, Forgan and Margetson are all involved in the Suffolk Golf Union under 12 coaching scheme.

Stonham Barns regular David Huggins won the under 10 section while his younger brother, Troy, won the under sixes.

Troy's score of 55 included a birdie two at the 105 yard seventh hole, a great achievement for a five year old.

Seven year old Jude Everett won the under eights with a score of 43.

He has made progress under the coaching of Tony Dobson since his success in the Wee Wonders event.

Golf Direct Stores at Stonham Barns and Tony Dobson sponsored the prizes.

The next event at Stonham Barns will be the monthly tournament on Sunday, August 26.

It is open to any boy or girl under 12 last January 1.

Players can turn up on the day and play between 10am and 1pm. Entry is £5 and the prize presentation will be around 2.30pm.

Scores (Stonham Barns unless stated).

Under Six: Troy Huggins 55, Tyler Brinkhoff 55, Lewis Brinkhoff 57, Andrew Gee (Bury St Edmunds) 59.

Under Eight: Jude Everett 43, Dylon Bloomfield 55, Adam Clough (Seckford) 57.

Under 10: David Huggins 37, Michael Gee (Bury St Edmunds) 40, Callum Hilton (Ufford Park) 43, Sam Turner (Bury St Edmunds) 47, Oliver Robertson (Ufford Park) 51, Luke Cleland (Ufford Park) 51, Samuel Reynolds (Seckford) 51.

Under 12: Lee Spurling (Horseforth, Leeds) 31, Kyle Procter (Fynn Valley) 32, Jack Forgan (Stowmarket) 38, Macaulay Margetson (Rookery Park) 38, Joshua Robertson (Ufford Park) 41, Elliot Bloomfield 44, Connor Smith no return.

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