Cross ace John leads England to victory – again
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.