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Bishop's Stortford Golf club youngsters put in good performances


By Michael Vaughton


George Wright went close to winning the Midlands Under-16 Boys’ Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

The Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club member, above, who plays off a handicap of 1.9, was the joint leader after 54 holes at Hawkstone Park, before losing to Royal Liverpool’s Matthew Dodd-Berry on the second extra play-off hole.

Runner-up George Wright receiving his trophy at the Midlands Under-16 Boys' Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship (8971351)
Runner-up George Wright receiving his trophy at the Midlands Under-16 Boys' Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship (8971351)

Max Hopkins came fifth in the prestigious Peter McEvoy Trophy for under-18s at Copt Heath. He got better and better after a sluggish opening round of 76 to register a 70, 69 and 67. His handicap is now +2.8.

And BSGC came second in the Hertfordshire Junior Champion Club competition for under-18s at Chesfield Downs. Ben Sessions, 11, Ruby Esterbrook, 13, and Sam Bemister, 14, were not intimidated as they returned stableford handicap points of 36, 38 and 40 respectively.

From left, Ruby Esterbrook, Sam Bemister and Ben Sessions (8971353)
From left, Ruby Esterbrook, Sam Bemister and Ben Sessions (8971353)


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