In-form Kir­ton on course for suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - GOLF

THOMAS Kir­ton, who rep­re­sents Cheshire County, was one of eight elite young golfers se­lected to play in the an­nual Four Coun­ties team event.

Kir­ton made a huge con­tri­bu­tion by win­ning all of his matches but Lan­cashire even­tu­ally went on to just pip Cheshire 12.5 points to 12. Kir­ton’s fine form con­tin­ued as the scratch golfer chalked up more suc­cess in the 36-hole Prest­bury Club Cham­pi­onship.

The pres­ti­gious board com­peti­ton prize was won by the teenager who played su­perb golf through­out.

And he fol­lowed this suc­cess up by win­ning the an­nual Ch­ester Golf Club in­di­vid­ual tro­phy where the chal­leng­ing course was in pris­tine con­di­tion.

Kir­ton also reached the fi­nal of the Cheshire Match­play Cham­pi­onship where, in the nail bit­ing semi fi­nal, he beat the +4 USA For­mer County Cham­pion and course record holder Lewis Ge­orge on the 20th hole with a mag­nif­i­cent birdie.

This set up a great fi­nal be­tween the young ju­nior, 17-year-old Kir­ton, against the +3 hand­i­cap­per Chris Chilton.

At 23 years old, Chris used his ex­tra ex­pe­ri­ence to take the ti­tle with a 2/1 win but Prest­bury teenager Kir­ton had en­joyed a great tour­na­ment against some of the best play­ers around.

Thomas Kir­ton

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