Surbiton junior golfer wins qualification for UK and Ireland finals

Surbiton junior golfer Elliot MacGregor

Surbiton junior golfer Elliot MacGregor has won qualification for the final of the American Golf Junior Championship.

Surbiton junior golfer Elliot MacGregor has won qualification for the final of the American Golf Junior Championship with a hugely impressive display in the Gross score category at the regional qualification at Farleigh Golf Club. The talented youngster who plays off 6 took on the area’s best young golfers, producing some fantastic golf to secure second place, only missing out on victory by the narrowest of margins.

Elliot put in a fantastic display in the category which offers no help from a handicap. He carded a superb round of level par which would usually be more than enough for victory. He was held all the way however by Luffenham Heath Golf Club junior Artur Koyama who matched his score. It was only after final analysis of the scorecards that Artur was declared winner by virtue of a one point better score on the back 9 holes.

Both golfers now progress to the National final on 16th August at Gainsborough Golf Club, headquarters to golf manufacturer Ping, where he will take on qualifiers from all over the U.K. and Ireland for the coveted trophy.

Daniel Gathercole, Director of Marketing and Communications at American Golf commented, “This is the fourth year for the Junior Championships and we’ve got another crop of youngsters who are playing some very impressive golf. Once again though I’m most impressed by the sportsmanship and positive attitude that we’ve got used to seeing. We can’t wait to get these great young golfers to Gainsborough for the final and, with the help of Ping, make it a truly memorable event.”

Entry to all of the American Golf Championships, including the Junior Championships, is completely free and is part of the nationwide retailer’s drive to promote the game of golf and get more people out playing golf more often.


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