Yorkshire young golfers retain their national crown

Yorkshire Boys have retained their crown as English Boys' County Champions with a perfect record of three wins from three matches at Rockliffe Hall in Co Durham.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 12:41 pm
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 12:46 pm
Yorkshire Boys English County Champions have retained their crown.The Yorkshire team was coached by Craig Fricker of Styrrup Hall and included five members of last years winning line-up: Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham), Michael Hay (Middlesbrough), Jack Leversidge (Abbeydale), Callum Macfie (Lindrick) and Ben Schmidt (Rotherham). They were joined by Joshua Berry (Doncaster) and Jack Maxey (Hornsea).

The winning squad, which included a handful of rising stars from South Yorkshire clubs, took on the challenge of three other regional champions – Cornwall, Kent, and Lincolnshire – in the round robin and came through with flying colours.

Members of the squad were: Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham), Michael Hay (Middlesbrough), Jack Leversidge (Abbeydale), Callum Macfie (Lindrick) and Ben Schmidt (Rotherham). They were joined by Joshua Berry (Doncaster) and Jack Maxey (Hornsea).

They opened their campaign with a 6-3 win over Kent, followed up by beating Cornwall 6.5-2.5, and defeated Lincolnshire 7-2 in the last day’s title decider.

Team manager Philip Woodcock said: “It was a fantastic win. I felt it was tougher than last year, the boys in the other teams were very good and there was some great golf played, as there always is.

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“Our boys played absolutely fantastic.

“I always say we are a team, we’re Team Yorkshire, a unit, and we all work together for the end result. The boys all played their own part and they were absolutely delighted to retain it. It was tough getting here and when we did our aim was to win.”