. Five top-ten finishes on his way to victory
. wins title with 1, 240 points
Cawder’s Calum Fyfe has claimed this season’s Scottish Hydro Boys order of merit title after a consistent season saw him edge out a host of challengers including Junior Ryder Cup star Bradley Neil and last year’s champion Ewan Ferguson.
In a fierce race to the top, Fyfe amassed 1, 240 points over the course of the season, leaving him just ahead of Dalmahoy’s Murray Naysmith, who racked up 181 points.
Scottish Boys runner-up Ben Kinsley of St Andrews finished third on 1,097 points, with 2014 Amateur champion Bradley Neil coming fourth, one place in front of four-time order of merit winner Ewen Ferguson in fifth.
"I will hopefully win more next year." - Calum Fyfe
With Blairgowrie’s Neil and Ferguson of Bearsden playing more men’s golf this season, winning the boys order of merit was always going to be a hard a task. However, Ferguson put up a valiant fight, claiming the Scottish Boys and Scottish Boys Open Strokeplay crowns. Fyfe’s consistency throughout the year was enough to see him finish at the summit.
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“It’s nice to finish ahead of guys like Ewen Ferguson and Bradley Neil, although I know they played more men’s golf this season,” said Fyfe.
“I will hopefully win more next year as I have another year at boys’ level. I’m quite happy with the way I’m progressing and I’ve got better over the years.”
Order of merit crown completes fantastic year for Calum Fyfe
The 17-year-old SGU National Boys Squad player clinched his first victory in the overall merit standings thanks to a solid year for over 14 events.
Fyfe topped the leaderboard after five top-five finishes, one of which was a win in the Scottish Hydro Junior Tour event at Moray in April.
The Glasgow youngster also shared first place in strokeplay qualifying for the Boys Amateur Championship at Prestwick and Dundonald Links on his way to victory.
"There are a lot of talented players at boys level and it feels good to have won it." - Calum Fyfe
As well as his good play domestically, Fyfe also flourished on the international scene this year, playing in the Home Internationals where he helped Scotland to a bronze medal at the European Boys Team Championship.
Further success came Calum Fyfe’s way at the Dunfermline Building Society Scottish Boys Area Team Championship when he and his Glasgow side defended their title.
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“I was consistent all year really,” said Fyfe, coached by Stewart Savage. “I hit a lot of greens and my putting was really good. There are a lot of talented players at boys level and it feels good to have won it, boys played well this year.”
Calum Fyfe Pictures courtesy of @SGUGolf