Top gross prize for Gard­ner

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - GOLF

MATT Gard­ner from Prest­bury recorded the low­est round of the day at the Amer­i­can Golf Na­tional Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal, win­ning the prize for best gross score. The event took place at PING’s Head­quar­ters at the Gains­bor­ough Golf Club in Lin­colnshire.

More than 400 young golfers en­tered the six Amer­i­can Golf Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fy­ing events held across the UK and Ire­land this sum­mer.

Matt, who is a mem­ber at Prest­bury Golf Club was one of just 36 golfers to qual­ify for the Fi­nal, where in­au­gu­ral reign­ing Cham­pion, 17 year old Paul Mar­shall from Sale, de­fended his ti­tle.

Matt, 16, who plays off five, nar­rowly beat the field com­ing home nine over par in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions. As well as the ti­tle and tro­phy, Matt also won a G30 Driver cour­tesy of event spon­sor PING. Matt ac­knowl­edged the im­por­tance of events such as the Amer­i­can Golf Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship in help­ing more young­sters en­ter the game.

“I would like to thank all of the or­gan­is­ers for putting on a fan­tas­tic tour­na­ment ex­pe­ri­ence and help­ing to pro­mote the wider de­vel­op­ment of Ju­nior golf. The Fi­nal was thor­oughly en­joy­able. I really felt like an im­por­tant player com­ing down the stretch with cam­eras fo­cused in on me. Win­ning the Gross Prize will in­crease my con­fi­dence and aid my im­prove­ment as a golfer.”

“We have thor­oughly en­joyed host­ing such an ex­cep­tional group of young­sters here at Gains­bor­ough and con­grat­u­late Matt on his prize win­ning score,” said Daniel Gather­cole, Head of Mar­ket­ing at Amer­i­can Golf. “We never fail to be im­pressed not just by the stan­dard of the play­ers, but also by their great at­ti­tudes, good na­ture and the sports­man­ship shown by ev­ery sin­gle par­tic­i­pant.”

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