Re­cov­ery lifts Remy to sev­enth

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - SIMON CARTER

MAC­CLES­FIELD golf­ing sen­sa­tion Remy Miller toughed it out to re­cover from a poor start in the English Am­a­teur Boys’ Open Stroke Play Championship.

The King’s School stu­dent, who plays both at Tyther­ing­ton and Prest­bury, fin­ished in a su­perb sev­enth spot in one of the blue rib­bon events in world ju­nior golf.

Held at Burn­ham and Ber­row Golf Club in Som­er­set, Remy ini­tially found the light­ning fast greens hard to fathom and ended day one with a dis­ap­point­ing 77.

At just un­der 7000 yards and with greens ex­posed to the pre­vail­ing winds off the Bris­tol Chan­nel, Remy knew it was not go­ing to be easy and came off the 18th de­ter­mined to master the course and con­di­tions prac­tis­ing hard be­fore round two to en­sure he at least made the cut.

He need not have wor­ried, pro­duc­ing one of the best rounds of his life, post­ing a three un­der par 68, which in­cluded an ea­gle on the 520 yard 8th hole and a fur­ther three birdies which was to be the se­cond low­est round of the tour­na­ment mov­ing him up 72 places into 16th po­si­tion.

Round three was played in 30 mile an hour howl­ing winds, but he played in­tel­li­gent golf to post a one over 72 two and move fur­ther up the leader-board.

There was no respite as he was back out in the af­ter­noon for the fi­nal round with the winds still gust­ing.

Near­ing the end of the tour­na­ment, Remy reached the 200 yard, par three, 17th and struck a per­fect five iron, into the breeze, which landed 10 foot short of the pin and rolled up, caught the edge of the cup and fin­ished three inches be­hind the hole for a tap in birdie.

He then went on to par the last and card a fourth round of 75 which moved him up to fin­ish tied sev­enth po­si­tion for the tour­na­ment on +8, six shots be­hind the win­ner Joonas Juan Turba from Es­to­nia who fin­ished on +2.

Remy is still young enough to play in this event again in 2018, but the top 10 fin­ish also se­cures an au­to­matic in­vite to next year’s 2018 English Boys’ Un­der 18 Open Am­a­teur Stroke Play Championship, The Car­ris Tro­phy.

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