Cross ace John leads Eng­land to vic­tory – again

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Wood, a mem­ber of Wex­ham Park GC, topped off a mem­o­rable seven days by se­cur­ing a place in Oc­to­ber’s Bri­tish Ju­nior Golf Tour fi­nal, where he will be play­ing for a place in next year’s World Cham­pi­onship in San Diego – an event the young­ster was in­vited to this year but will be un­able to at­tend for fi­nan­cial rea­sons.

Wood earned one of the qual­i­fy­ing spots in his 9-10 age group at the Brandon Wood course, near Bin­ley Woods, in War­wick­shire.

The as­ton­ish­ingly tal­ented ju­nior golfer, a pupil at Dair House School in Farn­ham, started the week by mak­ing his­tory as the youngest ever win­ner of the se­nior cap­tain’s day con­test at the Huntswood GC, near Burn­ham, where he is also a mem- ber. The next day, Wood won two tro­phies in his lat­est out­ing in the Hert­ford­shire Fu­tures Tour, in which he tops the Or­der of Merit.

Among a field of 95 play­ers, Wood shot a five-over 35 at The Shire GC, near High Bar­net, to win the low­est gross of the day – one shot clear of his near­est ri­val.

And Wood also won the near­est­the-pin prize for good mea­sure in a pe­riod which con­tin­ued to em­u­late that rapid rise of near-name­sake and golf­ing fallen an­gel Tiger Woods.

Bea­cons­field’s Annabel Dim­mock came in tied 54th at last week’s Ladies’ Euro­pean Tour Thai­land Open and pock­eted €1,086 in prize money (£965) to­wards her ex­penses.

The Went­worth pro­fes­sional shot rounds of 73 and 76 to beat the cut at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Coun­try Club near Pat­taya be­fore card­ing 77 and 76 in rounds three and four.

Next up for the Bucks ace is a con­test some­what closer to home.

Dim­mock will head to Scot­land’s west coast in two weeks’ time for the Aberdeen As­set Mana g e me n t Ladies’ Scot­tish Open at Dun­don­ald Links.

The Open is the first of the tour’s sev­en­fig­ure prize pots.

Dim­mock and her ri­vals will be com­pet­ing for a €1.4 mil­lion prize ahead of the Bri­tish Open – also north of the bor­der, at Kings­barns Links – the Sol­heim Cup and the Evian Cham­pi­onship.

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