Lofty finish for King’s ace Remy
ENGLAND squad young golfer Remy Miller finished in a superb fourth place in the prestigious, Midlands U16 Boys Open Stroke Play Championship at Hawkstone Park.
The King’s School Macclesfield GCSE student, who plays his golf at both Tytherington and Prestbury golf clubs, was competing against the cream of the country’s young golfers with 90 of England’s highest ranked players teeing off in this three round championship.
Competition was fierce and a number of sub par rounds were recorded during the Championship.
Remy was satisfied with his first round score of 73, +1, which included four birdies, on the challenging 6,497 yard, Hawkstone course.
Tied fourth, he moved into round two on the Championship course. After making a solid front nine, he uncharacteristically drove into the trees on the par four, 13th , resulting in a disappointing triple bogey seven.
However, showing great mental strength, he put the bad shots behind him and immediately fought back with a birdie on the 14th to reduce the damage and contain the score in the second round to 75, +3.
Dropping to 12th place, with a cumulative +4 for two rounds and seven shots behind the leader on -3, Remy easily made the cut as the top 40 boys prepared themselves for battle the following day.
Conditions were tough on the final round, which saw competition leaders quickly falling back.
Two over par for the front nine, Remy dug deep and produced four birdies and a single bogie on the back nine, giving him a final round score of -1, club house leader at +3 for three rounds.
However, as the final groups came in, three scores pushed Remy off top spot and into a very creditable tied fourth.