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Youngsters drive Buckpool open onwards

By Alan Beresford

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JUNIOR talent were very much the stars of the show at Buckpool Golf Club's four day open.

A total of 154 golfers – one of the highest numbers for the competition – from across the country entered this year's contest in a bid to land one of the four main trophies up for grabs.

At just 14 years old Logan Rose recorded a hat-trick of open wins, while Calvin Lee Wright, two years his junior, claimed a title for his trophy cabinet.

There was a day to remember on Thursday, August 1 for Buckpool member George Thain who bagged himself a hole-in-one at the eighth.

Club captain John Adam said: "It all went extremely well and the attendance we had was one of the biggest for some time.

"We've had some very positive feedback on Facebook about the open, with some saying it's the best they've played, so it seems everyone had a great time.

"There was a good mix of golfers from the local area and further afield – for example, I met a group of five or six who'd come up from Cheltenham to play.

"The standard of golf was again very high and it was wonderful to see young players like Logan Rose and Clavin Lee Wright doing so well. Neil Main came close to creating a record of holding thre major club titles in a season but he lost his final. he set a new course record earlier this year.

"All in all it's been a really encouraging tournament. the greens and fairways were in excellent condition and there were a great many comments about this. A big thank you goes to our greenkeeping team for a wonderful job."

In the Section 3 Doran Cup final Strathlene's Peter Gordon faced up to Cullen Golf Club youngster Calvin Lee Wright, the 12-year-old taking the silverware.

The Section 2 Harbour Bar Cup was to prove a happy hunting ground for young talent in what was an all-Buckpool affair. Teenager Logan Rose completed his open hat-trick against Darren Wood, one the club's greenkeepers.

Strathlene faced Aucherarder in the Section 1 Seaview Cup finale, with visitor Mark A Smith triumphing over Scott Murray.

Finally, Cullen's Peter Mair was to dash home golfer's Neil Main's record hopes when he claimed victory in the Scratch Section Hendry Cup final.

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