Athletes from around the world are vying for success at the Commonwealth Games.
However, they will have to perform very well in Glasgow to match Fixby golfer Nick Marsh’s performances in Scotland.
Still just 19, the young Huddersfield player has returned from north of the border with a victory and a runners-up placing.
In June Marsh finished second in the Scottish Men’s Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Panmure, coming from lower down the field with a blistering final round to clinch the runners-up place.
A great result, but one which was overshadowed by his following performance, a 12-shot victory in the Golf Data Lab Scottish Youths’ Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship on St Andrew’s Jubilee course.
The final score underlined Marsh’s ability, with rounds of 70, 68, 70 and 69 against a par of 72 – he had 23 birdies over the 72 holes.
One Scottish golf journalist described his performance as ‘like a man among boys’.
These two results have propelled Marsh up the England Golf amateur order of merit and he is currently ranked fourth in the country.
It all bodes well for his tilt at the English Amateur Championship, which starts on Monday at Saunton Golf Club, in Devon.
Marsh said: “I am very happy with my performances. I have made one or two swing changes and am playing well.
“I worked on my putting a lot during last winter and it has paid off. It’s nice to get the putter rolling and finally shoot some good numbers.
“I have certainly played a lot of links golf and Saunton is a links course, so I know what to expect. With links courses, a lot can depend on the weather and the draw, but my game is in good form and if I keep holing my putts, I fancy my chances.
“I am going in full of confidence.”
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