Northern Junior Golf Tour 2018
The North’s mini tour for junior golfers goes from strength to strength with Team Northumberland winning the Junior Golf Tour Cup for the second time.
The competition is now in its ninth year and features a string of qualifying events in Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland before the leading players from each area take part in the end of season regional finale.
This years’ competition saw over 300 young players aged 6 – 14 years old take part in 5 qualifying events within each County culminating in a Regional Final which took place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Carus Green Golf Club – Cumbria.
75 of the North East & Cumbria’s most talented young golfers competed for the Northern Junior Golf Tour cup which was won by the Northumberland Team for the second time with a total of 842.5 shots. Cumbria finished second with 887 shots and County Durham in 3rd place with 890 shots.
There was also a series of individual competitions within the final throughout the 5 different playing categories;
- Advanced Boys
- Beginner Boys – 11-14 years
- Beginner Boys – 7-10 years
- Advanced Girls
- Beginner Girls
The winners on the day were as follows:-
Aiden Blythe – Cumbria (Best Nett)
Harry Coward – Cumbria (Runner Up Nett)
Cameron Hamilton – County Durham (Best Gross)
Beginner Boys – 11-12 years old
James Neumann – Northumberland (Best Nett)
Jack Belisle – Northumberland (Runner Up Nett)
James Marshall – Northumberland (Best Gross)
Beginner Boys – 7-10 years
Ben Brown – County Durham (Best Nett)
Samuel Mallinson – Cumbria (Runner Up Nett – Countback)
Tom Robinson – Northumberland (Best Gross)
Haylie Philips – Northumberland (Best Nett)
Ellie Curd – Cumbria (Runner Up Nett)
Ella Jackson – County Durham (County Durham)
Becca Wildey – Cumbria (Best Nett)
Chloe Spencer – Cumbria (Runner Up Nett)
Sophie Murray – County Durham (Best Gross)
Says Jason Budd, England Golf Regional Manager: “The Northern Junior Golf Tour is an ideal introduction to competitive golf for younger players and we are grateful to Chinny Dipper and Mizuno for their continued support in 2018.
“Our sponsors have been extremely impressed by how the Tour provides more opportunities for younger players to participate in a fun and competitive environment across the region, opening up a pathway from grass roots to elite level.
“Players of different ages and abilities can all take part – even those new to the sport.
“Competing on different courses against players of a similar ability is a great way for the young players to develop their golfing skills and test themselves against their peers.
“I would also like to thank all the host venues, volunteers and our team of support staff for making the Northern Junior Golf Tour such a success story.”
“2019 is an extremely exciting time for us as we move into the 10th year of the Tour. We’ve fully rebranded the Tour and it’s been our most successful year yet. It’s encouraging to receive so much positive feedback from parents and juniors taking part and we’re looking forward to providing many more opportunities for young people in the years to come.”
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