A JUNIOR golfer from Buxton has celebrated the biggest victory of his career after winning the Derbyshire Boys Championship.
Jacob Bagshaw finished three shots clear of the field in the 36-hole strokeplay contest at Burton-on-Trent Golf Club recently, posting rounds of 71 and 76 to record a winning gross score of 147.
The result means Bagshaw, who plays off a handicap of one, now goes forward to represent his county at both the Midlands Junior Champion of Champions and the English Junior Champion of Champions next month.
Proud mum Yvonne Needham said: “This is such a big thing for him and a lovely way to finish off his junior career.”
Bagshaw, 18, who has ambitions of turning professional, continued his winning fortunes by claiming the scratch prize with a score of 142 during last Sunday’s 36-hole Armitt Cup major competition at his home club Buxton & High Peak.
Next up for the ex-Buxton Community School and Buxton College student is the Derbyshire Matchplay, and the Faldo Series event at Notts Golf Club.
l Also among the seven junior golfers to represent High Peak clubs in the Derbyshire Boys Championship was 16-year-old George Bloor, of Cavendish Golf Club, who finished with the second best gross score of 150.
Ben Higgins, 15, also of Cavendish, was crowned under-16s champion after recording the fourth highest gross score of 152.
Other local competitors were: M Bailey, Buxton & High Peak Golf Club, 171 gross; C Mycock, Buxton & High Peak Golf Club, 178 gross; H Hibbert, Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club, 167 gross; M Lomas, Cavendish Golf Club, 178 gross.