Amy Burton made home advantage count as she captured the inaugural Mini-Storm Trophy Series title at Wynyard Golf Club.
Amy won the opening event of the series at Rudding Park to take an early lead in the series. However, she went into the third and final event in a tie for top spot with Wearside Golf Club’s Millie Hixon after Millie won the second event at Consett Golf Club.
Amy returned to the top of the leaderboard at Wynyard with a score of 42, two ahead of Millie as Caylin Million finished third on 57.
The win gave Amy 200 points and took her order of merit total to 575 points, just 25 points clear of Millie with Caylin in third place on 450.
In the boys’ event at Wynyard, Eaglescliffe Golf Club’s Alexander Boyes came through to win the title. Sam McIntyre, who won at Consett, finished second as Roan Smith finished in third place. Alexander secured 550 points over the three events to top the order of merit as Sam finished in second place with 500 points and Roan finished third.
Tournament host Graeme Storm is now considering further improvements and possible expansion for the tournaments. More than 100 youngsters took part in the Storm Junior Open at Hartlepool and the new Mini Storm Trophy Series has proved incredibly popular in its first year. The European Tour player, who handed over a substantial cheque to the Percy Hedley Foundation following the series, is more than happy with the way things are developing. “Watch this space!” he said. “We’re pleased with the series and we’re always looking at ways to improve and expand the opportunities for juniors to play competitive golf”.