Billy Spooner finishes fourth at junior amateur golf championships

Billy Spooner.

Billy Spooner.

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BILLY Spooner has finished tied fourth in this year’s English Amateur under 14s golf championship.

The youngster - a member of Boston GC - shot rounds of 70, 71 and 76 to finish on 217.

The overall score of seven over par saw him tie with Germany’s Dominic Foos, in the international event at Porters Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

He was one shot behind third-placed John Axelsen of Denmark, and two shots behind runner-up, France’s Mark Tillement.

However, victor Bradley Moore claimed the Reid Trophy by finishing 10 shots ahead of his closest competitor.

The three-day championship is open to amateur golfers of all nationalities, with the format being a 54-hole stroke-play championship, with a re-draw after the second round in descending order for the final round.

Players must play off a seven handicap or below.

After two rounds, Wyberton’s Billy was in with a chance of the title, but eventually finished tied fourth, no mean achievement with 75 per cent of the field of 100 drawn from across the UK and Europe, a year older than the Boston player, who is now looking forward to next year’s event at Blackwell Golf Club in Worcestershire.

Leaderboard: 1 Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park GC) 67, 70, 68 - 205 (-5), 2 Marc Tillement (France) 72, 73, 70 - 215 (+5), 3 John Axelsen (Denmark) 73, 72, 71 - 216 (+6), 4= Dominic Foos (Germany) 74, 69, 74 - 217 (+7), Billy Spooner (Boston GC) 71, 70, 76 - 217 (+7).