Recovery lifts Remy to seventh
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.