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Golf: East Yorkshire teenager bags twin Open joy
9:56am Saturday 7th July 2012 in Sport
TWO North Yorkshire teenagers shot to success at the Independent Schools’ Golf Association Junior Open held in Hertfordshire.
Matthew Fairey, from Bishop Wilton, near York, won the under-14s nett competition, while Christopher Jones, from Jervaulx, near Ripon, took home third prize in the U14s team event along with his school-mate.
The two 13-year-olds, who both attend Queen Ethelburga’s College, in Great Ouseburn, have been playing golf since they were eight.
“I’m really happy about winning the individual event and doing well with Chris in the team event,” said Fairey.
“I played some of my best golf on that course and I hope my summer continues in the same vein – if the weather ever gets better.”
Fairey plays at Allerthorpe Park GC, near Pocklington.
The ISGA Junior Open was held at the Shire Golf Course in Barnet.
It drew youngsters from independent schools across the country and Fairey and Jones only missed out winning the team event by two strokes.
Jones regularly plays for both Bedale and Harrogate Juniors’ golf teams and has just been selected for the Yorkshire Boys’ U14s squad.
QE teacher Darrell Harris added: “Without a doubt going down a couple of days before the event and getting the boys to play the course before really helped their games.
“They have done really, really well and they should be very proud of their achievements.
“The competition was very hard but they did brilliantly.”