Golfers battle the elements

TEAM WINNER: Callum Hensby was in the Stoke-by-Nayland team which won the team gross prize
TEAM WINNER: Callum Hensby was in the Stoke-by-Nayland team which won the team gross prize

The Stoke-by-Nayland Junior Open saw 96 competitors battling strong winds and a hailstorm over 36 holes on Tuesday.

Playing on both the Gainsborough and Constable courses, William Farley from Barnham Broom Golf Club (152 gross) took the boys’ title, beating Harry Robson Orsett Golf Club by two shots.

Amelia Williamson from Royal Cromer Golf Club (166 gross) won the girls’ title, beating Ashley Croft from Stockbrook Manor on countback.

The Stoke-by-Nayland team of Sam Nixon, Sam O’Brien and Callum Hensby won the team gross prize, with Nixon also winning the best overall net prize.

Lily Humphreys from Maylands Golf Club, won two nearest the pin prizes.

Golf secretary Adrian Bullock, who organised the event, sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf, said: “It was a wonderful turn out of talented junior golfers, the majority of the field being single figure players.

“They all battled through very difficult conditions over the 36-hole competition, a testament to the dedication that these youngsters show.”