2022 Junior Masters champion crowned at Close House

The champion of this year’s Junior Masters was crowned at Close House following an exciting grand final.

A group of 68 players competed over the Colt Course across three age groups – 12 and under, 15 and under, and 18 and under.

The age group winners were George Curry and Abigail Scott (12 and under), Oliver Goodison and Evie Coatesworth (15 and under), and Joe Mulroy and Rebecca Evans (18 and under) – with Abigail taking the overall victory.

Throughout the 2022 season, juniors from eight counties battled it out for a space in the grand final with nine qualifying events taking place from May to September.

Close House’s attached professional, Lee Westwood, played a big part in the development of the Junior Masters, with the vision to help grow the game and create more competitive opportunities for keen young golfers. “I am a really proud supporter of the Junior Masters,” he said. “They are great events, played at some top courses in the UK. Providing young golfers with competitive opportunities is invaluable, and everyone involved in these events is extremely committed to supporting junior golf – it is a privilege to be involved.”

Jonathan Lupton, managing director of Close House, added: “The Junior Masters series is a huge part of Close House’s efforts to help develop the future generations of golfers, giving youngsters an invaluable opportunity to play competitive golf. From personal experience, it’s fantastic to give these juniors the chance to play the final on a championship standard golf course, while also having fun and enjoying the event.”

In addition to hosting a qualifying event and the final, Close House has also given free school coaching to children at 15 local schools. The 2022 events also saw PING continue its support of the tournament, providing the prizes at the grand final.