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Going wild out west

THE Halifax, Huddersfield & District Union of Golf Clubs is celebrating a unique treble by its juniors.

Crosland Heath’s Oliver Caton took the Yorkshire Boys’ title before Woodsome Hall’s Lily Hirst captured the Yorkshire Ladies’ County Golf Association Junior Championship. Making up the triumvirate was Dylan Shaw-Radford, from Huddersfield Golf Club, who won the Yorkshire Under-14s title.

Caton’s rounds of 71 and 70 at Selby saw him triumph and he will now go on to represent Yorkshire at the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions, won last year by Rotherham’s Ben Schmidt.

Lily set the course record at Hessle with her opening round of 70, which she followed with a 71, and will also go on to represent Yorkshire in the girls’ equivalent at Woodhall Spa later this month.

Shaw-Radford was just off the pace at Wortley when he opened with a 73, but he improved that by two shots in his second round to win by four from Hessle’s Luke Thornton.

Bob Hazelden of Outlane Golf Club, who is the junior organiser for the Union said: “These three players from our Union have completed a treble landmark which may not be beaten, and the future looks bright for them in the world of golf.”

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