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Josh Crowned Yorkshire Champion

Alwoodley bared its teeth when the county’s cream of the amateur crop arrived to contest the 2021 YUGC Amateur Championship at the end of August.

No players managed to finish the 72-hole battle under par but Doncaster and England teenager Josh Berry (pictured) had just enough in the tank to hold off Rotherham’s Charlie Daughtrey and Ollie White (Pannal). Berry finished on +5, a shot ahead of the chasing pair, who were in turn a shot ahead of Wath’s George Mason and Ben Rhodes from Headingley.

Josh met his match however in the prestigious McGregor Trophy where Harley Smith edged him out by a single shot. Josh made a back-nine run to post -12, four holes ahead of Smith, but the Carris Trophy holder held on for the win. Smith then completed an unprecedented treble with a 13-shot win in the Justin Rose/Telegraph Junior Championship.

Both players are in a strong England squad for 2022, Josh being unbeaten as they won the Junior Home Internationals this season.

Finishing in the top 10 of the Justin Rose were Garforth’s Jake Wallis, Tom Pyman from The Oaks and Masham’s Ben Brown.

Yorkshire Girls champion Abigail Taylor (Headingley) finished a very creditable 6th in the Girls’ Championship.


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