Nest’s Louie has X factor
YOUNG Crow Nest Park golfer Louie Walsh has earned the opportunity to play in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in California next summer.
Walsh (above) won his age group section of the British Junior Golf Tour’s Qualifying tournament at Park Hill Golf Club in Loughborough.
The youngster was in fantastic form on the main course at the Leicestershire venue as he carded birdies on the second, third, fifth, ninth and 15th holes in a winning score of 74 in the boys 11-12 age group.
With over 200 golfers from across the country battling it out in regional qualifiers at Wycombe Heights, Littlestone and Brandon Wood, the youngsters were hoping to book a place in an event, whose previous winners include Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
The top boy and girl in all the six age groups will now represent British Junior Golf Tour in the prestigious competition, which features around 1,200 participants from almost 60 different nations next July.