Tykes lead the way in Fairhaven
Yorkshire golfers dominated an international field of under-18s competing for the acclaimed Fairhaven Trophy, with Romanby’s Ben Brown taking the title.
A second round, course record-equalling 66 gave Brown breathing space in the 72-hole strokeplay competition at the Fairhaven Golf Club on Lancashire’s ‘golf coast’. He ended up on -10, some 5-shots clear of fellow Tyke, Dylan Shaw-Radford of Huddersfield GC.
The two teenagers had edged ahead of the pack going into the final day, Brown leading the recent Scottish Boys Open winner Shaw-Radford by three. A closing 74 still kept Shaw-Radford in second, a shot ahead of Swede Wilmer Edero, plus Doncaster’s Josh Berry who stormed home with a new course record 65, to finish in 4th on -3.
Three shots back in 8th place was Garforth’s Jake Wallis, who saved his best round of 69 for the last day, and a level par total.
Brown, who like his big brother and tour pro Dan was a product of the Masham club, could put much of his success down to Fairhaven’s first hole, a par-5 which he played in 6-under courtesy of a par, birdie, eagle and albatross!
For Shaw-Radford, the tournament which ended on May 1st was a continuation of the form which saw him claim the Scottish Boys’ Open title at Murcar Links in April.