The Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters Golf Championship, took place at Nizels Golf & Country Club, Kent on 27-29 June.
The handicap ballot this year was applied at 0.4, with 72 boys meeting this very high standard. 39 boys made the cut after the first two rounds on Saturday, and the overall winner on Sunday after 72 holes, was 16 year old Jonathan Bell, from Royal Blackheath Golf Club, with a score of 7 under par. Runner up was Adam Myers (-3) and 3rd was Dylan Boshart from Holland (+3)
The overnight lead was held by last years Champion, Tom Lewis, but he struggled as many others did on the second day, with drying greens and blustery winds. The England team of Tom Lewis, Jonathan Bell and Darren Renwick succeeded in securing the newly presented Nations Cup, with excellent scoring in the first days play. An additional prize was offered this year by Intelligentgolf.co.uk for the best eclectic score over 4 rounds. This was won by Nicholas Davis, with a gross 60, which included a hole in one on the difficult 14th hole.
The tournament is now recognised as one of the top boys tournaments in Europe, and is supported by the EGU and The Royal & Ancient Golf Club. Money raised over the weekend and Fridays Junior-Pro/Am will provide bursaries to support nominated young talented golfers.
Full results can be viewed at www.juniormasters.net (click on LIVE LEADERBOARD)