Josh Berry wins national schools golf title

Josh Berry will captain his country after becoming the new English Schools National Champion.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 11:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 12:34 pm
Josh Berry

The Doncaster Golf Club youngster shot two under par on both days to finish four under for the Under 18 English Schools Golf Association Championships.

Despite competing against golfers up to four years older, the 14-year-old won the title by five shots and dropped his handicap down to +1.

Berry has been selected to represent and captain England Schools in two upcoming internationals against Scotland and Wales.

# Doncaster Golf Club staged their annual men’s Vets and Super Vets Day on Thursday.

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Henry Masterson (38 points) took the honours in the vets event with John Naylor (33 points) claiming victory in the latter.

Russell Ward won the club’s annual Bogey competition on Saturday with Karl Crossland and Anthony Andrew tying for second spot.

David and Tracy Lawson proved the pairing to beat in the Clegg Family Foursomes.

The club’s ladies team lost 4-3 against visiting Bedale in their scratch match on Friday.

The club’s men contested the Woodhouse, Nettleton & Watt competition.

Declan Stoppard (nett 68) won the Woodhouse competition with Mark McGuinness (nett 75) taking the honours in the Nettleton competition.

Graham Renoldson (nett 85) proved the man to beat in the Watt competition.

Colin Woodhouse (31 points) posted the winning score in Thornhurst Park Golf Club’s midweek stableford.

Michael Lunn (27) headed the chasing pack with Martin Robinson (25) pipping David McGrath (25) for third spot.

David Smith (80-8-72) won the first of two Monthly Medal competitions played at the club last week on Friday.

Derrick Rowland (90-16-74) finished runner-up with Bob Smith (92-17-75) claiming third spot ahead of Kevin Martin (91-16-75).

Steven Birchall (79-6-73) won the second competition on Saturday. Andrew Pope (84-10-74) bagged second spot with Barry James (94-17-77) completing the top three. Stephen Christian (100-23-77) finished fourth.

Neil Butterton (43 points) romped home in the club’s Sunday stableford.

John Fawley (37) finished second with Craig Robertson (35) also featuring in the top three.