Drama as Kieron scoops under-16 crown
KIERAN Hogarth (Royal Lytham and St Annes) conjured up a dramatic finish to be crowned Lancashire U16 champion. The teenager produced a birdie-birdie finish to edge ahead of the field over 18 holes at Dean Wood GC.
And it capped a fantastic fightback from the 15-year-old who had slumped to three over par after the first five holes. Birdies at holes six, seven and nine got him back to level by the turn, before dropped shots at 12, 14 and 16 threatened his championship hopes. However Kieran’s final flourish to sign for a 72 turned the tables in dramatic fashion to ease out Southport and Ainsdale’s Matthew Jackman by one shot.
Kieran, who lives in Kirkham, is a member of the Lancashire Golf Union’s county squad under the guidance of Southport and Ainsdale pro and former European Tour player Jim Payne, having made his debut last year against Yorkshire – the county he has also played against this summer.
Kieran Hogarth receives the trophy from Michael Lay