TEENAGERS have been hitting the headlines lately, with a couple of notable victories.
Fifteen-year-old Jonathan Fleetwood won the Geoff Sykes Trophy at Crosland Heath after beating Examiner finalist Paul Land in the final.
The five-handicapper, who only took up the game just over three years ago and is currently coached by the Heath’s assistant professional Robert Stansfield, won the 36-hole matchplay event 6 & 5 after being level after 18 holes.
Fleetwood, who plays for the Halifax, Huddersfield Union Junior team is keen to make a future career in the game, and is hoping to go to Preston Golf College next year.
A 17-year-old from Rotherham Golf Club has won the Northern Matchplay Championship.
Teejay White (3) came from six down to beat Bishop Auckland’s Stephen Ridley (4) 4 &2 in the 36-hole final at Alwoodley.
The victory was White’s 10th in succession and finally landed him a golfing holiday in Spain, after the marathon year-long competition.
He first had to win through five qualifying rounds to reach the Yorkshire final at Pannal, where he won through two more rounds in order to reach the two-day Northern finals in Leeds, where he then found himself in the quarter-finals and semis, before eventually getting into the Grand Final which culminated in victory for the College student from South Yorkshire.