Dyke House bag third

Golf scholars did Dyke House College proud at a prestigious competition – and got a helping hand from Graeme Storm’s Tour caddy along the way.

Gary Malia, the man on Storm’s bag when he travels the world, walked the Fleetwood course with the Dyke House golfers on the eve of the British Schools and Colleges Northern Links tournament.

The experience helped with Dyke House performing well on the day to finish third behind the defending champions Balby Carr. A second Dyke House group also earned a respectable seventh place.

The Dyke House squad, all wearing new clothing courtesy of sponsors Smith and Graham Solicitors, had a third team which finished sixth in the nett competition.

Sixth Form student Ben Bailey earned fifth place in the Northern Open Individual Gross after shooting 75 – eight shy of eventual winner and England international Barclay Brown.

Fellow Dyke House student Jack Ainscough was four shots further back on 79, with Will Skipp and Briony Bayles part of the five-strong group of those who carded 80s. Skipp was the Under-15s gross runner-up. The youngest Dyke House player on show was year seven golfer Jack Burton from Seaton Carew.

He finished a fantastic tied third in the individual nett after shooting 69. Amy Sutheran also contributed to the team performance.