Halsem and Brookes lift trophies at Junior Open

ON PAR: Stoke-by-Naylands Alex English watches the outcome of his shot during the Junior Open on Tuesday
ON PAR: Stoke-by-Naylands Alex English watches the outcome of his shot during the Junior Open on Tuesday

The annual Stoke-by-Nayland Junior Open produced some excellent scores in good weather on Tuesday.

The 36-hole competition attracts junior golfers from around East Anglia to take part, although this year the numbers were somewhat down on previous years.

Excellent scoring from Holly Halsem, of Stockbrook Manor, with a gross 73 and 82 saw her lift the Girls’ Championship trophy.

Callum Brookes, with a gross 70 and 76, and a hole-in-one at the Gainsborough third, took the Boys’ Championship trophy.

Bawburgh Golf Club’s Amy Taylor was runner-up in the girls’ event, while Chris Chaplin came home in second place in the boys’ competition.

Stoke-by-Nayland’s Matt Thompson will receive a significant handicap cut after achieving the best overall net boys’ score.

Newton Green’s Alice Barlow finished with the best net score in the girls’ category.

The prizes were presented and sponsored by Mark Freeman, the general UK manager of COBRA PUMA.

Organiser Adrian Bullock complimented players on their behaviour and sporting ability, with the Junior Open proving to be another successful event held at the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa.