Congratulations to St Joseph’s School pupils Jamie Barton and Christopher Turner who staged a late but well earned triumph in the English Golf Junior Champion Club qualifier. The event was held at their home course, Launceston and their victory means that they will represent Cornwall in the English Golf National finals taking place at Frilford Heath Golf Course in Oxfordshire in August this year.
Jamie and Christopher both returned 31 points and together with Josh Murray-Dustan’s 41 gave the club a team aggregate total of 103 which beat Truro into second place on 101.
In what were glorious spring conditions, 38 juniors from across the county competed in the event on a course in good early season condition. Cornwall Golf Union Junior Section President Phil Linaker welcomed those competing and thanked Launceston GC for their hospitality, the condition of the course, and their ongoing support of the Union. On behalf of the winners a clearly amazed Jamie Barton expressed thanks to the club and organisers and particularly his team mates.