• Both will play in event at Gainsborough Golf Club on August 17
• American Golf impressed with 'sportsmanship and attitude'
American Golf Junior Championships
Scottish juniors Euan Arbuckle and Jack Hanlon are set to compete in the American Golf Junior Championships after both won the ‘Best Net’ competition in their respective age categories.
Arbuckle and Hanlon will both take part in the final at Ping’s headquarters at Gainsborough Golf Club, with the qualifiers from four age categories and six regional events aiming to claim one of the titles on offer.
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The ‘Best Gross’ category attracted some of the best junior talent around with Joshua Berry from Doncaster Golf Club leading the scoring after making his way up to the Scottish qualifier. It turned out to be a great decision as he posted a fantastic winning round of 66.
The ‘Best Net’ category saw many players take a few shots off their handicaps with American Golf giving special mention to the Gaudet Luce Girls section that provided the winner and runner up in the mixed ‘Best Net’ category. The club’s Amy Reane carded a net score of ten-under-par, while fellow Gaudet Luce member Grace Brown carded a seven-under-par net score.
Special mention also has to go to the Cardiff and Shire qualifiers. Both competitions became family affairs as brothers Kurtis Wara and Jacob Harrington Wara took first and second spots in the ‘Best Gross’ category at Cardiff, while Ryan and Tiger Georgiou progressed in the same category at The Shire.
As well as a spot in the final, Tiger Georgiou was presented with the Ping Star of the Future award in the under eight category for best displaying the spirit and character of the game of golf.
"We’ve created a wonderful event that is competitive, sporting and most of all, fun.” - Daniel Gathercole, American Golf director of marketing and communications
Daniel Gathercole, director of marketing and communications for American Golf, said the Ping Star of the Future award is at the heart of what is important to American Golf with these championships.
“I’m delighted that the quality of golf on show gets better every year at the Junior Championship but it’s the sportsmanship and attitude of these young golfers that impresses me most,” said Gathercole.
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“We wanted to create an event that brings together the best junior golfers in the UK and Ireland but also showcases the best attitude and character at the heart of golf. With the help of our fantastic sponsor Ping, we’ve created a wonderful event that is competitive, sporting and most of all, fun.”
American Golf Junior Championship: Keep up to date with the final
The final of the American Golf Junior Championship will be held at Gainsborough Golf Club on August 17. You can get all of the latest news from the event by following American Golf on Twitter - @AmericanGolf_UK